posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 01:52 PM
Thought I would add this as a new thread....
Languages like Greek characters and character symbols like mathematical formulas, astronomical symbols and the like are very hard to convey in just
words within a post.
There is a way to add them, but it is tedious.
So a quick lesson and source guide to those illusive Unicode symbols and how to add them
UTF-8 Character Set.
Wikipedia and other foreign pages use UTF-8 character set so when you so when you copy and paste say Russian: Российская
Федерация ATS accepts that in the post and displays it correctly as with Chinese 中国 and Japanese 日本国
Windows default setting is charset=iso-8859-1 so if you do not see the correct characters it may be you are not set up to view foreign characters or
the full UTF-8 coding or Unicode coding...
Now ATS is compatible with all unicode characters, ( I have found some that appear differently here though so you will need to preview) but it can be
a real pain writing in them unless you have an awesome memory or don't mind tedious code typing...
Carbon Dioxide CO2 If I copy and paste this from any web I get CO2
If I use unicode I get CO₂
The character ID can be found here for subscript 2. For use in posting in forums that have Unicode activated you want the 'html' listing under
'encoding' (sometimes listed as 'digital')
This works on mathematics...
Square root of infinity?
Common Math codes
New Sorority anyone?
Δ Θ Π Σ
¼ ½ ¾
⋔ ⊛ ♲
♞ ♜ ♘
Unicode characters are usually small fonts.. but we can fix that by adding size..
♞ ♜ ♘
♞ ♜ ♘
Complete database here
Now YOU TOO can pretend you are smarter than the average poster