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Mathematical Unicode Snippets (V3)

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I found myself chatting with people from time to time and needing to send equations. Obviously when Latex is available it's preferable but sometimes it's not. As a result I need a solution that requires zero installs but formats text a little better than you can get with the standard characters on the keyboard. Example: let's not say x^2 but x². Let's not say sqrt(x) but √(x). I want to be able to do this without looking up characters in a character table and I don't want it to add to how much I have to type much. Enter snippets.

 

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They allow for decently complex notation without needing Latex. Because this is just unicode it works in most browsers and on most smartphones as well.

 

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Sweet! I made a similar one for all greek letters. Personally, I prefer mathematica's style, where [Esc]p[Esc] is pi, for example. It shortens some of them, and gives it termination (if another has a similar beginnig, like phi, you add another letter, like [Esc]ph[Esc]). I simulated the Esc with a ";" both times. 

 

Though, in mathematica you can actually type the full word as well (it's more of an autocompletion type system), and the latex way is probably much more clear/less ambiguous way of doing this when it comes to snippets, so I might switch to the full words.

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