# Unable to Enable Vim Conceal [closed]

I'm running ArchLinux using the xfce4 terminal with vim-latex. Using this setup, I tried to follow the instructions here to conceal latex commands with unicode. However, after much effort, I still cannot get any concealing.

I followed all the directions from above, namely put

set cole=2


in my ~/.vimrc file.

However, there is no difference even when I try type :set cole=2 manually in vim.

At first, I thought it might be because xfce4-terminal is having trouble with utf-8, but I then tried to edit .tex files in rxvt-unicode which definitely supports utf-8. Still, there wasn't any change. I also checked that indeed my vim is compiled with the +conceal option.

Is there something that I'm doing wrong?

• Very belatedly, this seems to work okay for me in Vim 8.1 for LaTeX content such as $$\Phi$$. What version of Vim are you using? Is syntax highlighting switched on and the filetype set? Could you add a very small sample LaTeX file where it doesn't work for you?
– Rich
Feb 3 '20 at 14:54
• Thanks for getting back to me. I think I figured it out eventually, although I don't remember what I did four years ago :( Feb 3 '20 at 16:45
• Sorry I didn't see it sooner. Glad you got it working, though! I'm going to vote to close this question, as I don't think there's enough details in it to figure out why you couldn't get it working originally.
– Rich
Feb 3 '20 at 16:49