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Re: entering stuff using escape

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  • Subject: [mg20541] Re: entering stuff using escape
  • From: paul <paul at>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 00:13:57 -0400
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
  • References: <7v3bbf$>
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psalzman at wrote:

> i've been really getting into entering stuff using the escape key.  i've
> found that esc-a-esc give an alpha, for instance.
> i can enter all the greek letters, hbar, I and some other things.
> i'd like to use this for EVERYTHING, since it's faster than using a palette.
> how can i find a list of all the escape key sequences (like for the fraction
> bar and exponentiate palette key?)

If you open the CompleteCharacters.nb palette and select a character you will
see the short and long form in the StatusArea.

For the complete list of short-cuts, have a look at
Among the more interesting examples you'll see things like \[KlingonA].


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