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Re: entering stuff using escape


psalzman at landau.ucdavis.edu wrote:

> i've been really getting into entering stuff using the escape key.  i've
> found that esc-a-esc give an alpha, for instance.
>
> i can enter all the greek letters, hbar, I and some other things.
>
> i'd like to use this for EVERYTHING, since it's faster than using a palette.
>
> how can i find a list of all the escape key sequences (like for the fraction
> bar and exponentiate palette key?)

If you open the CompleteCharacters.nb palette and select a character you will
see the short and long form in the StatusArea.

For the complete list of short-cuts, have a look at UniCodeCharacters.tr.
Among the more interesting examples you'll see things like \[KlingonA].

Cheers,
    Paul

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