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Re: Mathematical character sets

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  • Subject: [mg47359] Re: Mathematical character sets
  • From: "Benjamin Scott" <bbscott at>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 06:37:01 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Washington
  • References: <c4rebs$miv$>
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You might consider making the leap to TeX or LaTeX; all the files are simple
text files and most of the codes are fairly intuitive (e.g. \alpha is
lowercase Greek alpha; \tilde{m} would be your median variable, &c.). Other
than that you could run "charmap" from your Start Menu (using Windows of
some sort, right?) and find some of the characters (there are lots of math
character TTFs out there).

Good luck!

Benjamin Scott
"They got a pepper bar!"

"Dirk Benkert" <nospam at> wrote in message
news:c4rebs$miv$1 at
> Hello NG,
> While googling for a quick and easy mathematical referrence character
> table, I ended up with ISO tables for HTML use (e.g.  like this
> ). But it
> is far from what I was looking for.
> I'm currently working on a book about computer statistics and do my
> notes on my laptop. The problem is - I can't type in special characters
> like 'median' (tilde over x) or greek characters like 'alpha' into my
> text editor.
> Is there a way to store characters like this in a plain text document on
> a computer? And if so, are there some character referrence tables on the
> internet, where one can simply copy/paste these sets, since they are not
> on the keyboard?
> Many thanks for suggestions.
> Regards,
> Dirk

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