# Easy way to do superscripts, greek letters, etc.?

• Subject: Easy way to do superscripts, greek letters, etc.?
• From: Amanda Kepley <aak8(at)po.cwru.edu>
• Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 11:20:22 -0400
• Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
• Organization: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
• Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:25664

Hi all,

I'm migrating to IDL from Supermongo
(http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~rhl/sm/) and was wondering if there was
an easier way to get superscripts and greek letters than the cryptic !*
escape sequences mentioned in David Fanning's book.

I would really love it if I could just input TeX escape sequences like
\phi (as in supermongo), but I don't know if that's even possible in
IDL. I would settle for a some sort of character picker program. Does
anyone know of program that would do this (or if it can be done in IDL)?

Thanks.

Amanda

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Amanda Kepley