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Re: Text entry - is there an easy way?

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  • Subject: [mg20469] Re: Text entry - is there an easy way?
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 02:04:41 -0400
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <7v3e43$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi John,

in your $TopDirectory/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/TextResources folder
is a file called

In this file you find all characters used by Mathematica. 
A typical row look like

0xyyyy \[FullName] ( aliasListForTeXAndSMGL )  CharacterType

You can look for the alias for the defined characters and you may
modify the alias list to add characters with out an alias.

Hope that helps

"J.R. Chaffer" wrote:
> Hi, I'm new to Mathematica. I am using Version 4.0, Student
> edition.
> I'm thinking there must be a keyboard shortcut to enter text.
> I have figured out how to alter preferences (or something)
> and have the toolbar displayed whenever a notebook is
> opened. But whenever I want to insert a text cell, I have
> to grab the mouse, point to the dropdown edit box in the
> toolbar, and specifically select text.
> Is there not a keyboard shortcut to designate the next
> entry as text?
> I've looked in Help, with no luck, so far.
> Thanks.
> John Chaffer
> jrchaff at

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