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<10kB. Updated 2019-04-19.
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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! Change Log 2019-06-01: Anki 2.0 Updated to ~feature parity due to popular request 2019-04-18: Fixed the crashing! (I think) 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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To download this add-on, please copy and paste the following code into Anki 2.1:


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on 1682507470
Broke my Ctrl+s shortcut for another addon. Please consider adding a point in the options for users to be able to change the shortcut keys. Very helpful addon otherwise. Thanks!
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on 1667929084
Just what I was looking for!
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on 1657102915
very helpful
on 1656622813
Great add-on BUT one small issue
(Couldn't find a contact author button sadly)
You are NOT able to insert symbols in the search field in the browse window of Anki.

(though you are able to insert symbols in the fields of the flashcards themselves in browse mode, luckily)
on 1655788297
Very useful add-on and works well! Especially helpful for chemistry/biology/mathematics!
You can even customise your favourite symbols for quick access:
(go to "Tools" --> "Add-ons" --> select "Symbols" --> Click "config" --> manually edit your "favourites" list)
on 1649402483
makes life much easier! thx a lot :)
on 1639421542
very helpful, thanks a lot
on 1636809161
Really helpful, a must-have add-on!
on 1636663641
Must have.
on 1631974959
on 1628354522
I wish I could use it on typed answers as well. Would help language learners a lot.
on 1622919221
how can i put exponent or square on top ?
on 1620952824
Adds functionality to have Greek letters very well; the last-used symbol feature is also very convenient.
on 1620475805
So useful for my Science entrance exams!
on 1617392332
Really helpful! I don't have to copy and paste or type in alt codes anymore. THANK YOU!
on 1617361455
Should be implemented in Anki
Must have add-on
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on 1616502817
Thank you!
on 1616164442
Could you please add the double-square brackets ⟦ and ⟧ ? That would be so nice for semantic terms. Great add-on, thank you so much.
on 1615562815
Great add-on! Is it possible you could add the symbol for Angstrom? It's like an A with a ring above it.
on 1614880129
useful thing
on 1614836602
Exactly what I was looking for
on 1610724320
Very helpfull and time saving
on 1610207111
Helped me a lot for my Engineering Courses!!
Thanks a lot!!
on 1605706010
Esta la raíz cuadrada y la mayoria por no decir todos los simbolos matematicos... Thank you
on 1604418585
Thanks! This is can help me in something situations
on 1603031137
very helpful! But please add more Symbols for math (Staples of various types, further formula symbols ...) for an easier work :)
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on 1591015268
Amazing!! No more opening a Word doc to enter symbols. Simple, quick, easy to use add-on that I wish I had found ages ago! Thank you :)
on 1588560832
Very useful for entering symbols!
on 1581265827
Its really a great Add-on - thank you. Works perfectly on Mac !
on 1580949557
2 thumbs up!!! My only request is to be able to use the short cut on mac in the search bar so that I dont have to copy and paste symbols I am searching for :)
on 1579110368
Why did I add this just now?! Thanks a lot!
on 1575120237
Just opened it, looks fantastic.

thumbs up.
on 1573629038
Couldn't type DELTA into anki using my usual method on Ubuntu. Also couldn't remember the unicode half the time. This solves both problems beautifully!
on 1571641693
Awesome add-on - easy to use and no bugs. Great for adding arrows in chemical equations.
on 1570379497
This is awesome! It saves a lot of time!

-> https://imgur.com/a/IzIZs7A GUIDE on how to add symbols
on 1569166438
Fab. Thanks! Making flashcards will be far more efficient now
on 1569023824
unclear as to how to add symbols
on 1564457731
Thank you
on 1564334617
Thanks. It's useful for me
on 1561469386
A real time saver!
on 1561357617
Perfect for Maths!
on 1559991749
Now I don't have to google a lot of the more common symbols, makes it simple to just insert them! Helpful.
on 1558883669
Great! So useful, thanks!
on 1558398084
thank you
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on 1556528824
Great work!!
on 1555706983
works most of the time with Ctrl s
on 1554454893
I have used it a lot and it is just what I needed to write maths equations quickly.
Using it from the toolbar works with 50% crash rate. However, using 'Ctrl s' seems to work everytime so that's not a problem.
some symbols in case anyone needed them:
on 1554298605
You're a lifesaver thanks for the symbols!

The only caveat of this tool is in browse I've noticed symbols don't go to the cursor when applied and they go to the bottom of the card instead. Other than that it's awesome.
on 1553350172
Been using for a while on MacOS Mojave and very happy with it. However, updated Anki to 2.1 today and it won't let me add symbols in the "Add" dialogue anymore! Still works in the "Browse" dialogue though. Please fix this!
on 1552937959
Works well. This will definitely save me time
on 1550319102
Using with v2.1.8 on Windows and works great most of the time.

Sometimes I get the following error:

line 38, in <lambda> return lambda s=editor: add_char(editor, symbol)

line 43, in add_char editor.web.eval("wrap('%s', '');" % x)
<class 'AttributeError'>: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'eval'

for example when I move from adding a symbol via the 'Add' window to the 'Browse' window and then I just have to restart anki.
Comment from author
Thanks for the feedback!

Yeah, there seems to be a problem moving between contexts. I'm looking into it, but haven't been able to find a solution just yet.
on 1549723636
Love this add-on, however, just like most everyone has experienced, it just keeps crashing. It only seems to work 1/5 tries...
on 1548499949
Very useful for me, thanks!
But an inconvenient is that you couldn't place it in the middle of text.... so with all respect I kind of mixed your code with other addon (sync between HTML - from Glutanimate) to increase the experience for me, if you want to check and maybe do similar thing on the original: https://github.com/danieldiast/anki_addons/ << file Symbols.py
Comment from author
Thanks for the review, and that's no problem!

The addon was basically completely rewritten for the 2.1 version and this bug was fixed for that.
on 1547675683
works great - anki 2.1 on Mac
on 1547137460
This keeps crashing. It only worked for me once.
on 1545937248
Symbols are not added where the text cursor is.
on 1545695586
Couldn't use this add on as every time I attempted to enter a symbol it kept saying an error had occurred
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.
When you've discovered the add-on that is causing the problem, please report the issue on the add-ons section of our support site.
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.