3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2017 4:02 AM by Ian Anderson

    Best way to show engineering symbols

    Ian Anderson

      Dear All,

      Can we show engineering or mathematical symbols on our instance?  If so, is the best way to create them in something like Word and paste them in?  I'm thinking about symbols such as:

      µ - micro sign

      Ø – diameter sign (Latin O with stroke)

      π – Pi symbol

      ± - tolerance +/- sign

      ° - degrees symbol

      ² - superscript 2 for ‘squared’

      ³ - superscript 3 for ‘cubed’

       

      All suggestions welcome!

      Thanks, Ian

        • Re: Best way to show engineering symbols
          mwestervelt

          Hi Ian,

          I like to use HTML since it seems faster than pasting from Word. I type the character name and the semicolon in my text and then go into <html> mode to drop in the &.

           

          <p>show me a &micro;</p>  will display as:    show me a µ

           

          ° = &deg;

          δ = &delta;

          Δ = &Delta;     (Note that it is case sensitive with the greek letters.)

          µ = &micro;

          π = &pi;

           

          Superscripts will give you exponentials for square, cubed, and so on.

           

          <p>3<sup>2</sup>=9</p>  will display as:     32=9

           

          Hope that helps!

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          • Re: Best way to show engineering symbols
            Ian Anderson

            In the end we decided to keep it simple and create a document with common symbols and asked people to add their own favorites, so that the wholew community can copy and paste from it:

             

            Useful symbols for you to copy and paste into your content.  Please feel free to add anything that you, or others,  would find useful.

            • Arrows
            • Diameter Ø
            • Intellectual Property
              • Copyright   ©
              • Registered trademark   ®
            • General Maths
              • Plus or minus    ±
              • Approximately equal to    
              • Less than   <
              • Greater than   >
              • Less than or equal to   
              • Greater than or equal to  
              • ½
              • ¼
              • ¾
              • Powers
                • ¹
                • ²
                • ³
              • Pi  π
              • Degree  °
              • #
              • μ
              • Σ
            • Greek
              • α
              • ß
              • Γ
              • δ
              • ε
              • Θ
              • π
              • μ
              • Σ
              • σ
              • τ
              • Φ
              • φ
              • Ω
            • Subscript
              • 2
              • 3
              • 4
              • 5
              • 6
              • 7
              • 8
              • 9

             

             

            What do you do?

            Cheers, Ian