Showing special math symbols.

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Wendy, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Wendy

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    But he asked about lower case omega.

    I have yet to find the code for that, and I've looked through all the stuff you've put together (and perhaps I just keep missing it).
     
  3. Wendy

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    Really?

    But no matter, use the <Go Advanced> button on the post you are making,
    and pick it off the icon list.

    ω

    Close enough? There is probably a <alt> shortcut, but I don't know it.

    The one I have problems with is pi, it just doesn't look right to me.

    <alt> 2 2 7 = π

    ω = 2πf
     
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  4. WBahn

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    The only icon list I see when I "Go Advanced" has 14 smilies of various kinds. In the Additional Options, I see sections for Miscellaneous Options, Attach Files, Thread Subscription, and Rate Thread.

    Where is this icon list of which you speak?
     
  5. Wendy

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    OK, we'll do a screenshot.

    You don't see the symbols circled in red?
     
  6. WBahn

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    Nope. Here's what I see.


    It's probably a settings option somewhere. Now that I know it exists, I can probably figure out how to turn it on.
     
  7. Wendy

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    Click <User CP> (User Control Panel) above post.

    Then click <Edit Options> ,

    then go to the very bottom of the page, to the Miscellaneous Options,

    On the Message Editor Interface select <Standard Editor> or <Enhanced Interface>.

    You will then have the options shown on my screen shot.
     
  8. strantor

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    Here's the extended ASCII table with all the special characters.
    [​IMG]
    Just hold ALT and type any of those numbers for the desired symbol. But I prefer the symbols on the right side of the text box.

    There used to be a trick in Win95 (& I believe 98) where you could go into MSDOS and create a folder who's name contained an ALT 255, which is a blank character (not a space). The folder would show up in windows, but windows didn't recognize the character, so you wouldn't be able to access it. I made a pair of little batch programs that would rename my porn folder, one with a ALT 255, and one with a space, so I could "lock" and "unlock" it so my parents wouldn't find it. Later my computer got a virus and they had a computer-savvy friend come over. He deleted a bunch of stuff and, as he was leaving, remarked so that I could hear, "yeah there was one folder which seemed to be locked by some clever method, but I was finally able to get into it and delete everything in there. I think that's where the virus was. Be careful what you download."
     
  9. Wendy

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    Just curious, did you look at the links I gave in post #1? It is a much more comprehensive list. I bookmark it on all the machines I use. But still, no ω to be had.
     
  10. strantor

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    nope. I did now though. I was bit redundant then.
     
  11. gerty

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    I can't get any of these to work on my win7 laptop. Been using them for years on other OS 'puters.
     
  12. strantor

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    try it on the number pad on the right. I'm win 7 and it works for me with the numpad. If I try to use the numbers across the top, it's some sort of shortcut and my browser starts going to wacky places.
     
  13. gerty

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    Laptop doesn't have a number pad on the right, just the numbers across the top.
     
  14. strantor

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    DOH! Is it a netbook? mine has one.
     
  15. gerty

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    Dell Inspirion Win 7 home premium 64 bit.
     
  16. WBahn

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    Most laptops (and I think netbooks) still have a NumLock key which turns some of the keys on the normal keyboard into the number keys. Those should produce the same codes as the normal keypad.
     
  17. gerty

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    Nope no numlock, closest thing I have to that is a function (fn) that gives me a few extra functins like eject dvd, volume, lcd/crt, etc..
    Believe me, I want this to work!!
     
  18. strantor

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    do you want it bad enough to buy a USB numpad? I don't think they are any more than 10$.
     
  19. WBahn

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    Try using Alt+Fn and the normal number keys at the top.

    Try using Alt+Fn and the usual fake number pad (so I think Alt-Fn klu would get you Alt-234, or Ω).

    Beyond that, there might be a script or browser plug in out there to let you do it in some convenient way.
     
  20. gerty

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    Tried all of that, I can just open Character Map and get it there, shortcut keys are just handier. Thanks anyways.
     
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