LaTeX Symbols Selector

LSS is a symbol browser to help creating LaTeX documents with many math symbols.

All symbols are grouped into categories and user can copy symbol name to system-wide clipboard (or insert it directly to first running copy of gVIM) by selecting symbol icon from list. Many non-standard (and unsupported in LSS) symbols can be found in the comprehensive LATEX symbol list here


  • Built-in 478 LaTeX symbols
  • Most of AMS symbols are supported
  • Easy integration with¬†gVIM¬†editor
  • Selected symbol name can be copied into clipboard for use with your favourite editor


2008-04-12: version 0.1.6

  • Drag and drop symbols’ names
  • Many internal changes
  • Added Polish translation

2007-07-01: version 0.1.4

  • Ctrl+Enter chooses recently selected symbol and quits LSS
  • Spacebar toggles symbols’ names

read full changelog…



  • GTK+ – The GIMP Toolkit library, version >= 2.6
  • LibXML 2 library


lss-0.1.6.tar.gz (301 kB) – sha1sum: e3df1b90a6d2fe774230dbfc23be7f5396804b6a

LSS package is available in the following distributions:

  • Archlinux
  • OpenBSD
  • openSUSE
  • Zenwalk


If you want to use LSS with gVIM add following line to your ~/.vimrc file:

autocmd BufWinEnter *.tex imap <F8> <Esc>:silent !lss &<cr>a

Now, you can press <F8> key while editing *.tex file to call LSS and insert name of selected symbol in cursor position. This mapping use <F8> key in insert mode and you can use another shortcut key if you want – for more information check page located here.


Send comments, patches to <pasp [at] users [dot] sourceforge [dot] net>