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Re: Single character in Italics. Ervin Doyle;
"Ervin F. Doyle" wrote: > Hello: > I recently purchased Mathematica 3.0.1. When I type a single character > like "a" it comes out in italics. However, when I type two or more > characters like "ad" or "abc" I get the characters in bold face. This > italic single character appears when I'm setting up equations like f > := ... or g = ....Is there a reason for this? Yes. The reason is that it is standard practice in mathematical typesetting to italicize variables. > Do I have to use > double characters in my definitions etc. to avoid the italics when I > don't want them. > Thanks Ervin Doyle No. Just hightlight the character and change the style from italic to plain, just as you would in any word processor. ---At least that works on the Macintosh. Otherwise all bets are off... :-) Hope that helps.