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Re: Special characters

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  • Subject: [mg15540] Re: Special characters
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 13:44:28 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
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Harry flynn wrote:
> Can anyone tell me if if is possible to input x "double dot" and theta
> "doubledot" (i.e. with the two dots over the letter) in Mathematica.

You need to use an OverscriptBox (see 2.8.10 of the Mathematica book).
If you paste the following cell into a new Notebook you can click on
the links it contains to get to the relevant documentation:

  "See Section ",
    ButtonData:>{"2.8.10", "10.9"},
  " of the The ",
  " Book or ",
  " in the Reference Guide."
}], "Text"]

> This seems sraightforward when the letter is a, o or u but I cannot find
> a way for the letters previously mentioned. 

The reason for this is that these letters are included in ISO Latin-1.


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