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Character code question

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg48010] Character code question
  • From: Mike <m.HoneychurcNOSPAMh at uq.edu.au>
  • Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 08:11:19 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Queensland
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

When you enter \.15 you get a "1/2" displayed. On my system (Mac OS X) this
only works for some fonts.

That makes sense but the problem is that certain fonts that have this
character and display it in eg. A word processing document, don't produce
the character in Mathematica.

Eg. Times gives "1/2", Times New Roman gives  a square box.

Additionally the Unicode character coding seems to be different in Mathematica to
what system character palette shows. For example the unicode for "1/2" is
(in Mathematica syntax) \:00bd according to the Mac OS X character palette.

Could someone enlighten me on this?

Thanks

Mike


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