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Symbols in posting editor - Experimental

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I have enabled a software extension on this forum that allow easier use of mathematical and other symbols in posts.

You will see a group of tabs above the block of smilies in the editor window.

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These select sets of symbols, which are inserted when the corresponding button in the table is clicked.

The feature is experimental, and I may remove it in future if it does not seem to be useful (but any symbols posted in the meanwhile should remain in posts).

A small sample to the 200-odd symbols available: √∀∇∉∝∠¢£¥€°®¿←↓φκβγΦΥΛΞ≡
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Interesting. No use for it immediately but in the future, who knows?

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Mike, that's a really useful and straightforward addition, which will be used, I'm sure.
Not least this one...
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Thanks for adding it.
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Easier than rooting through the Character map, but then I rarely use anything other than "ä, å & ö"
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I use degrees quite often so that will be useful.
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Thanks for the feedback.
I may move a few of the symbols around to make the groupings more logical, but that task very quickly becomes circular.
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GiveMeABreak wrote:
06 Aug 2018, 21:45
I use degrees quite often so that will be useful.

Me too but without thinking about it.

I keep intending to remap the keyboards but it is yet another task that never gets seen to :(
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I generally use the ASCII / ALT code to get what I want, but this will make is easier.
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Yep - degrees will be helpful!
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For degrees, hold down alt, and press 0176.
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No need now, it’s been added with lots of other useful ones to the smiley panel. That’s what I used, but ALT codes are no good for mobile users. 😎
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Not a great fan of auto-correct, but Citroen > Citroën would be good... :wink:
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It was explained to me that Citroën makes life difficult for search engines and indexing.

There was a time when the autocorrect here did just that but it was taken off after a short while for the reason given above.
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You're right, Paul. I'd quite forgotten that.
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Maybe autocorrecting Citroen to Citroen though. I have no objection to that. In fact it would scratch the itch I get every time I see the misspelling.

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HAH! The autocorrect for Cit reon already works!!