I have some
inoremap's in my vimrc, such as
inoremap \c <c-v>u2705
which enters a ✅ emoji for when I am writing checklists.
However, I noticed that while I am able to use it when in insert mode and in Replace mode (triggered using
R), I am not able to call the mapping when calling
r (when trying to replace a single character). It just ends up replacing with
\ and then triggering
Is there a reason why
r doesn't actually switch the mode to insert/replace? Is it tied to its own special mode?
And is there a workaround to enable me to replace a single character using
r with my
r, which is the crux of the question.
r<C-v>u2705, which defeats the purpose.