Does VIM have a way to show symbols as characters?
lambda can be displayed as
λ (yet keep its underlying ascii text) for example.
Something like emacs pretty-symbols
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You can do this with Vim syntax's
conceal feature, which allows you to hide matched text or replace it with a single character:
:syntax match keyword "\<lambda\>" conceal cchar=λ :set conceallevel=1
For more details, see:
:help conceal :help conceallevel :help concealcursor