I am attempting to domesticate the minor abbrev mode within AUCTex. There is a little thing I want to do, namely define abbreviation which starts by " \ ", like usual commands. E.g, in y abbreviation file, I typed
(define-abbrev-table 'text-mode-abbrev-table '( ("\\a" "\\alpha" nil 0) ))
among other standard abbreviations which work perfectly. Unfortunatly, when I type in my tex file \a and space, it remains the same. I found no relevant help on the Net, appart from this previous syntax. I know there are other ways to define abbrev, like the use of the "`" symbol, but I really want this one to work fore more elaborate reasons.
Any help would be welcomed