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Not just for special characters
Authored by: pbeyersdorf on Feb 19, '11 12:57:51PM

I do the same thing! I use the option key to access greek letters in my layout, and while I do use LaTeX for typesetting things, there are still MANY times when it is not practical and entering unicode symbols makes more sense. For instance in typing in a discussion forum I can quickly type ∇Φ=0 or ∫r(θ)dθ=π or whatever without needing plugins, or extra steps to render and upload images. I can also include symbols in plain text documents such as emails.

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