I don't know much about vim, but is there any reason not to use the \ key. As far as I can tell, it is unassigned. And i and a are nice to have as is if you want to type as is as is as is, ect. Srnkjl (talk) 19:30, July 17, 2016 (UTC) Retrieved from "http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Talk:Insert_a_single_character?oldid=39261" Ad blocker interference detected! Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.