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mjudy Copper 16 posts since
Nov 9, 1999
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Mar 1, 2004 12:00 AM

x dot?  x caret?  How?

How do I create x dot or x double dot?
(same as dx/dt and dx^2/dt^2). Doesn't
look like Mathcad can do this.
  • mzeftel Gold 2,704 posts since
    May 11, 2010
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    Mar 1, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to A.Non)
    x dot?  x caret?  How?
    Do you just need the dot and double dot over any character or does it need to be an x?

    Search through charmap.exe in your Start Menu/programs/accessories. There are special math fonts you can install that have other characters that can be used in Mathcad.

    Mona
      • mzeftel Gold 2,704 posts since
        May 11, 2010
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        Mar 8, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to mjudy)
        x dot?  x caret?  How?
        Then Richard is correct, you need to find a font with the characters you want, and install them. Mathcad can work with any font.

        Mona
        • ptc-1368288 Copper 15,155 posts since
          Nov 15, 2007
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          Mar 8, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to mzeftel)
          x dot?  x caret?  How?
          On 3/8/2004 3:21:40 PM, MonaZ wrote:
          >Then Richard is correct, you
          >need to find a font with the
          >characters you want, and
          >install them. Mathcad can work
          >with any font.
          >
          >Mona
          ___________________

          From extensive research (say 3 years ago),
          fonts that we would want fabricate: don't exist.
          There may be a way by composing a symbol using
          MGCSoft. I tried but never made it, because Mathcad
          does not recognize a picture as a variable name.

          jmG





        • ptc-1176891 Bronze 393 posts since
          Jun 2, 2007
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          Oct 20, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to mzeftel)
          x dot?  x caret?  How?
          Is there some way of using different fonts within the same variable definition? An example is if I want to use the "perpendicular" symbol from the SYMBOL font, can I combine that with alpha or greek characters in a different font to define a single variable? Or can we currently only have one font for a particular variable name?
          • TomGutman Silver 10,537 posts since
            Oct 22, 2006
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            Oct 20, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to ptc-1176891)
            x dot?  x caret?  How?
            You can have two fonts within a variable. One font is set by the math style assigned to that variable. The other is always the symbol font. ctrl-g will toggle a character between these two fonts.

            Note that Greek letters are gotten simply by using the symbol font on code points that correspond to Greek letters.

            Tom Gutman
  • ptc-1368288 Copper 15,155 posts since
    Nov 15, 2007
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    Mar 1, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to mjudy)
    x dot?  x caret?  How?
    On 3/1/2004 9:47:41 AM, mjudy wrote:
    >How do I create x dot or x
    >double dot?
    >(same as dx/dt and dx^2/dt^2).
    >Doesn't
    >look like Mathcad can do this.
    _______________

    CTRL+F7 creates prime, prime, prime ,,,

    have meaning only in Odesolve,
    otherwise: cosmetic (then useless and confusing)

    Dot, double dot: German ?

    jmG
  • A.Non Diamond 10,133 posts since
    May 11, 2010
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    Mar 1, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to mjudy)
    x dot?  x caret?  How?
    The only way is to find a font that contains the character(s) you want.

    Richard

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