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Re: Re: Primed Symbols in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg93861] Re: [mg93786] Re: Primed Symbols in Mathematica
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 05:31:34 -0500 (EST)
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  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at longhorns.com

> ... I'm sure this is documented somewhere inside the bottom drawer of a  
> filing cabinet ...

What an optimist you are!!

So far I've found this mentioned in the tutorial at  
tutorial/RawCharacterEncodings.

I can, indeed, enter the single quote as \:02b9, but the null byte "\0"  
 from the same page yields a syntax error:

\0

Syntax::sntoct1: 3 octal digits are required after \ to construct an 8-bit  
character.

Syntax::sntxi: Incomplete expression; more input is needed.


The second method (Character Map) can't work well anywhere, can it, as  
these characters are visually indistinguishable from others that lack the  
desired properties?

Bobby

On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:55:13 -0600, Steve Luttrell <steve at luttrell.org.uk>  
wrote:

> You type exactly the string "\:02b9" (without the "") and just as you hit
> the "9" Mathematica will realise what you want and replace it by a single
> prime. I'm sure this is documented somewhere inside the bottom drawer of  
> a
> filing cabinet ...
>
> Alternatively, in Windows at least, you can use the Character Map, and
> scroll down to find the relevant characters. They come just after the  
> first
> large block of alphabetic characters in the Arial font.
>
> Stephen Luttrell
> West Malvern, UK
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: DrMajorBob [mailto:btreat1 at austin.rr.com]
>> Sent: 26 November 2008 18:30
>> To: Steve Luttrell; mathgroup at smc.vnet.net; jfultz at wolfram.com
>> Subject: Re: [mg93786] Re: Primed Symbols in Mathematica
>>
>> Any clue, anyone, how we're supposed to ENTER these characters?
>>
>> Bobby
>>
>> On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 04:10:24 -0600, Steve Luttrell
>> <steve at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk> wrote:
>>
>> > I find that both the \:02b9 (single prime) and the \:02ba (double  
>> prime)
>> > display OK on my Vista system. The double prime looks exactly (same  
>> size
>> > and
>> > height) like a doubled version of the single prime.
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> DrMajorBob at longhorns.com
>



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