I usually ask questions on this website, and many of them contain Greek letters in the code part. For instance:


After a while, someone edits the question and, magically, the capital theta becomes a real capital theta, formatted correctly. I am always bewildered by this, and searched for a way to do it, but haven't found it yet. Can anyone solve this intricate mystery for me?

  • This should be moved to meta. – thedude Jun 30 '16 at 15:35
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  • @thedude You can vote to migrate: Close -> Off topic -> Belongs on other site -> Meta – Szabolcs Jun 30 '16 at 15:37
  • You can also use the converter at steampiano.net/msc – MarcoB Jun 30 '16 at 15:42
  • @Szabolcs One can only vote to close (migrate) with 3,000+ rep; so it is flag for thedude likely? – gwr Jun 30 '16 at 15:43
  • I simply use the foreign keyboard option (Greek) on my Mac Pro. Like this: π. – David G. Stork Jun 30 '16 at 16:00
  • @gwr You are right. I misread the reputation threshold list, I was looking at the threshold for voting to migrate one's own question. – Szabolcs Jun 30 '16 at 16:38
  • @David I do too, but that's not so trivial unless you're quite used to the layout ... – Szabolcs Jun 30 '16 at 16:40
  • @Szabolcs: 1) Go to the top menu bar on the Mac with the American flag and select the language desired (e.g., Greek). 2) In the same menu, select Show Keyboard Viewer. – David G. Stork Jun 30 '16 at 16:44

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