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Re: Easy way to do superscripts, greek letters, etc.?

Amanda Kepley writes:
> 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)?

Ah, you don't like cryptic!? It's no fun otherwise.
But you probably are looking for TexToIDL:




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