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<10kB. Updated 2018-09-12. Supports both Anki 2.0.x and 2.1.x.


Anki Symbols, now with added Symbols! The menu can also be triggered by Ctrl+S. Revamped the whole addon to tackle Anki 2.1, as well as added more symbols and customisation. Now includes "Last Used" symbol to aid in the menu spam. Favourites menu can be edited in the Anki Config via Tools > Add-Ons > Config Just add the symbols you want to the "favourites" key and they will appear. Whole Char Sets can be added in a similar fashion, just keep to the current Schema. Feel free to suggest any additional symbols to the current set, and we can share them with everyone! Anki 2.0 still a little behind, will try and back port the changes asap. Change Log 2018-08-28 First Blood Part 2: Anki 2.1 version freshly revamped and now contains more features (at least until I backport them) 2018-08-28: Now with Maths! *** Lots of inspiration from https://github.com/paladini/anki-greek-letters


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on 1544318781
Good add on, but could you please make it so that the symbols are inserted where the text cursor is at, and not at the end of the card after adding a line break.

Hopefully you'll notice this! Could you perhaps add the 'left tack' or ⊣ sign to your add on, as it's a useful symbol for 'inhibition' in medicine.
Comment from author before post was edited
Hi! Glad you like the addon. So this issue is fixed in the Anki 2.1 version of the addon, which is where I'm focusing most of my efforts. Backporting some of the new changes to anki 2.0 is on a todo list, but a little low down in priority.
on 1543828200
Crashes half of the time

But really useful when it works the other half.
on 1543778170
This saves you from googling "unicode char for infinity" and the like
on 1543595323
I love the idea of this add-on but it crashes very often. Below is the message that pops up:


An error occurred. Please start Anki while holding down the shift key, which will temporarily disable the add-ons you have installed.
If the issue only occurs when add-ons are enabled, please use the Tools>Add-ons menu item to disable some add-ons and restart Anki, repeating until you discover the add-on that is causing the problem.
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Debug info:
Anki 2.1.5 Python 3.6.1 Qt 5.9.2 PyQt 5.9
Platform: Mac 10.14.1
Flags: frz=True ao=True sv=1

Caught exception:
File "/Users/.../Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1461102936/symbols.py", line 38, in <lambda>
return lambda s=editor: add_char(editor, symbol)
File "/Users/.../Library/Application Support/Anki2/addons21/1461102936/symbols.py", line 43, in add_char
editor.web.eval("wrap('%s', '');" % x)
<class 'AttributeError'>: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'eval'

If this can be fixed, I would be forever grateful :)
on 1543279618
Installed the addon and it didn't work at all. When trying to add the arrow symbol, an error message would pop up saying that I have to close anki and disable the addon.
on 1542635368
It was great when it worked for 1 day but I can't get it to work anymore! A window keeps popping up saying that there's an error to this add on. Can you please fix it?
Comment from author
Sorry to hear you're having trouble. It hasn't been updated in the last couple of days, and still working on my end. Are you using any other addons? Would you mind opening an issue here - https://github.com/glfharris/symbols
on 1537525288
Incredible! It's so easy to add your own symbols. I make a lot of cards for keyboard shortcuts so this really speeds things up for symbols like ⇧.
on 1537122753
Works now after it was rewritten for 2.1! Love it.
on 1535468126
After Install on Anki 2.1, has error when loading anki.
Comment from author
That's what I get for skimming the docs! Rewritten for 2.1, as well as added some new features, should work now!
on 1530381149
Very nifty. Thanks!
on 1527897600
nice!useful addon
on 1526860800

I made a card with the tag "Symbols" so I could use these symbols to avoid having to go on the Internet every time. Your add-on is a really good idea ! These are the symbols I put in this card (I am a medical student) : • ● ○ ■ ® ↗ ↘ ⇒ ⇔ → ⍺ ß α β ɣ ≥ ≤ ø Ø ≠ ≈ μ É È
Comment from author
Late reply but... Thanks! I'm a med student too, there are loads of us here! Just added some maths operators.