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Re: Re: Re: Suggestions on how to use standard engineering symbols

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  • Subject: [mg104176] Re: [mg104167] Re: Re: Suggestions on how to use standard engineering symbols
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 02:17:26 -0400 (EDT)
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Esc goa Esc for \[GothicA]
Esc dsa Esc for \[DoubleStruckA]
Esc sca Esc for \[ScriptA]


This is actually documented.  Just look up \[GothicA], etc. in the help viewer.

John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 06:32:50 -0400 (EDT), Alexei Boulbitch wrote:
> Hi, Nasser,
> the Greek letters you may insert by Esc+letter_of_your_choice+Esc. Try
> Esc+E+Esc and look also into
> the posting mg104133 by Hannes Kessler appeared today, where Hannes
> proposes exactly this way.
> I also like it and will actually use this advise.
> By the way, dear Community members, do you know shortcuts that would
> enable one to easily introduce
> Gothic or double struck characters?
> Regards, Alexei
> Thanks for everyone for their input. I received interesting ones here and
> in
> email, so thanks again for all.
> I settled down on using, in Mathematica 7, the Palettes->Special
> Characters.
> In there I see many uppercase (and lowercase) letters that look almost
> exactly like the standard letters, but do not conflict with ones used by
> Mathematics such as E and I etc... For example I use now CapitalIota  for
> "I" and CapitalEpsilon for "E" etc..
> The main advantage of this is that the input and output look the same,=
> easier to debug code this way. But I have to have the special character
> palettes open all the time, or learn how to enter these using short key
> sequences.
> Actually, even for one upper case letters which is not yet reserved by
> Mathematica for its own use, I will start using the special characters.
> For
> example, engineers use "A" allot for the cross sectional area, and even
> though "A" is at this time is not used by Mathemetica, I thought it would
> be
> better to use the special character "A" instead. Who knows, may be=
> in the future with a last name that starts with "A" will invent a famous
> constant and this will be called the "A" constant, and then Mathematica
> will
> start using in its future releases and this will cause a problem with my
> code then. I assume that Mathematica can reserve for its own use and word
> or
> letter which starts with Uppercase.
> So, for all one letter variables (specially the Uppercase ones), I will
> use
> the special characters only from now on.
> Problem solved.
> thanks,
> --Nasser

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