Feature SS-144
1 vote

Allow input of special characters in math regions/variable names

Created by Rick on 5/13/2014 5:24 PM Last Updated by Martin Kraska on 9/2/2018 12:59 PM
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The feature request is to allow the input of special characters in math regions and/or variable names. So, in Mathcad for example, using the Ctrl+Shift+k keyboard shortcut to change the cursor input mode, you can do:

/(x,y) := x/y
1/2 = 0.5
(see attached PNG)

Another example I use fairly often in Mathcad would be:

DL+LL := 100kips
DL := 70kips
LL := DL+LL - DL = 30kips


    Martin Kraska (Sunday, September 2, 2018 12:52 PM) #

in build 6671 you can press Ctrl-K when editing names. This makes the cursor lines red and allows you to enter any symbol, including operator symbols and space. It is in the responsibility of the user to keep the document comprehensible.

Note: Numbers aren't allowed as leading characters in names. Spaces, however, are.

    Martin Kraska (Thursday, June 26, 2014 3:22 AM) #

For special characters in variable names you might use alternative character sets. This way we even get the percent sign as a unit symbol. The ascii % is forbidden in names, yet we can do the following: