This is related to the the following recent post.

Perhaps it would be helpful to provide a list of unicode Greek characters that people writing questions can cut and paste into their questions. I mean a list such as

Γ Δ Θ Λ Ξ Π Σ Υ Φ Ψ Ω α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ ς σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω

and, also, the following special characters

∈ ∉ ∃ ∀ ∞ °

I suppose these would be added here. However, the way the question editor is now structured, I think it hard for people to find this page. First they have to notice the question-mark icon above the edit field and realize it is button that might be relevant. Then they must realize that they must click on advanced help to get to markdown FAQ. This is asking a lot of people new to Mathematica.SE. Unfortunately, the new help pages don't seem to provide a link to the markdown FAQ, certainly not one I find obvious.

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    What I'd really like is a button in the editing toolbar that would replace all \[Alpha] characters with the Unicode equivalent, for a known-good set (meaning the ones that display properly and also copy back into Mathematica correctly). I think I asked about this once (in a moderator chat room) but it didn't go anywhere. Perhaps a Meta question would get more traction?
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 15:39
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    @Mr.Wizard now that (the replace functionality) would be really handy.
    – Yves Klett
    Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 19:30
  • @Mr.Wizard. Your magic button would be wonderful, but what are the chances of it being implemented?
    – m_goldberg
    Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 20:19
  • @m_goldberg There's only one way to find out. I hope that our site is important enough to StackExchange at this point to get some customizations if the community is behind them.
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 0:30
  • If you're using a Mac, there are apparently some work-arounds... But go ahead and propose the editing toolbar feature if you'd prefer that; can't make any promises, but including specific examples of why these would be useful would help.
    – Shog9
    Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 23:59


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