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Inserting Special Symbols and Greek Letters

MagicPlot supports any Unicode symbols which include Greek letters and many special symbols.

Characters Conversion

To insert these special characters simply type character sequence mentioned in the table above. Character sequences will be replaced with special characters when you exit the edit mode. These character sequences will be replaced only if selected font contains the desired symbols.

You can disable auto replacing in Typography tab of MagicPlot Preferences.

Symbol name Symbol Char sequence
Em dash ---
En dash --
Ellipsis ...
Much less-than <<
Much greater-than >>
Less-than or equal to <=
Greater-than or equal to >=
Plus-minus sign ± +/-
Minus-plus sign -/+

Inserting Special Symbols in Text Label

To insert math symbol type Ctrl+M (Command M on Mac OS) and then type symbol mentioned in the table above.

Symbol name Symbol On Keyboard
(Ctrl+M, then)
Multiplication sign × * or x
Middle dot (multiplication) · . (dot)
Division slash /
Minus sign -
Plus-minus sign ± +
Minus-plus sign =
Infinity i (letter)

Typing Greek letters with Keyboard Shortcut

To insert Greek letter type Ctrl+G (Command G on Mac OS) and then type Latin letter mentioned in the table above.

Greek Letter Name Greek Symbol On Keyboard
(Ctrl+G, then)
Alpha Α α A a
Beta Β β B b
Gamma Γ γ G g
Delta Δ δ D d
Epsilon Ε ε E e
Zeta Ζ ζ Z z
Eta Η η H h
Theta Θ θ Q q
Theta (alt.) ϑ J
Iota Ι ι I i
Kappa Κ κ K k
Lambda Λ λ L l
Mu Μ μ M m
Nu Ν ν N n
Xi Ξ ξ X x
Omicron Ο ο O o
Pi Π π P p
Rho Ρ ρ R r
Sigma Σ σ S s
Tau Τ τ T t
Upsilon Υ υ U u
Phi Φ φ F f
Phi (alt.) ϕ j
Chi Χ χ C c
Psi Ψ ψ Y y
Omega Ω ω W w

Unicode Code Point Finding out

MagicPlot shows Unicode code point of selected in text label character in status bar. To view code point select exactly one character in text label in Figure of Fit Plot.

Code Point in status bar

See Also

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special_symbols.1284929041.txt.gz · Last modified: Sun Nov 8 12:20:34 2015 (external edit)