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Re: Version 3

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  • Subject: [mg6323] Re: [mg6314] Version 3
  • From: Allan Hayes <hay at>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Mar 1997 23:26:46 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Mr D R Gautam <esujh at>
[mg6314] Version 3
>The system I am using has just changed to version 3 and I'm having
> problems displaying greek letters. I remember reading in the book 
> that greek letters lay between 913 and 1009 but how do I display
> these characters. If I try "\:913" nothings happens can anyone  
help > as I can't get a copy of the text book

Are you using the Notebook front end or the kernel terminal?
>I can't get a copy of the text book
The book whole book, and more, is on disk - for greek letters look  
up the menu Help>Help>MasterIndex>Greek.
Some patterns for getting greek letters are exemplified by the  
following for alpha:

\[Alpha]                     (*full name*)
Escape, a, Escape	     (*standard alias*)
Escape, alpha, Escape	     (*standard alias*)
Escape, \alpha, Escape       (*TeX alias*)
Escape, &agr, Escape         (*SGML alias*)

You can also click greek letters in from palettes.

For ASCII code:

FromCharacterCode[Range[913, 1009]]

Allan Hayes
hay at

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