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Re: CompleteCharacters Palette in v6?
The short answer: No, but you can beg, borrow, or steal -- well, maybe not steal -- the Version 5.x Complete Characters palette and use it with Mathematica 6.x. Just put it into the SystemFiles/FrontEnd/Palettes subdirectory of your $UserAddOnsDirectory. The long answer: There's a "Special Characters" palette in Version 6 that includes all those characters. But some of us find it quite awkward to use: First you have to click a drop-down list in the palette to select the class of character. Second, you have to click the character on the resulting page on the palette, Third, you have to click an Insert button there. The pre-version 6 "Complete Characters" palette I found much easier to use, as it was organized more like a notebook with the various general categories (Letters, Letter-like Forms, etc.) and sub-categories (Greek, Script, etc.) presented like section and sub-section groups that could be opened or closed with a click on a group-open-close-icon. The whole palette could be quickly scrolled vertically. And, finally, double-clicking the character inserted it into the selected notebook. No further Insert button action was required. That WRI supplanted the Complete Characters palette with the Special Characters palette is to my mind one of the dumbest design decisions made forversion 6. Coleman, Mark wrote: > Greetings, > > In Mathematica v5.2 there was a very nice palette called CompleteCharacters. Is > there a comparable one in v6, or a simple way to recreate it? > > Thanks, > > -Mark > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305