|William J. Stockich|
With each new version I check to see if a set of aliases,or a palette, are provided for boldfaced letters to represent vectors, as is standard in most textbooks. I turned to double-struck, except there are none for the Greek letters, for instance. Of course there is the right-vector over the character, which, by my count, takes 7 key strokes for the over-scripting and the vector alias, an activity that tires me out, and which I try to avoid. Now, with V7.0, I see an addition has been made to the existing sets of standard characters, called "Formal Characters." I've never seen one of them in any physics or math textbook, ever. Over my puzzlement, from the Mathematica books I've checked, I must admit my concern seems to be shared by no one else. Is my desire to see a set of vector characters made available such a trivial one that it has never even been a matter of discussion in 20 years?