Re: 'Dia' Question

For a moment my spirits rose as I held the Alt key and typed in 0176.  But nothing so simple works in Dia. 

I mostly need a +/- or degree sign every now and then.  Not worth learning a custom keyboard that I have no idea how to implement.  

I have made a small font 2, and even a handmade square root symbol, to overlay and group with text.  it is possible to assemble an equation in this way.  But, it is only good for occasional use.   Not something you would want to do all the time.

On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 6:15 AM, Andrey Repin <anrdaemon freemail ru> wrote:
Greetings, Michael Ross!

> That did make me wonder if I could use ASCII characters in Dia text, but
> not by the usual Alt-0176 method.  I wonder if there is another way to
> place ASCII in text?

:) ASCII itself only define 0-127 character range.
But to answer your question in essence, yes.
You can install custom keyboard layout with Level3/AltGr mappings and use many
of the special symbols available in extended character set.
It'll still be limited to these available characters, though.
Which is enough for trivial needs, like 2-3 footnotes, or "km^2" mark, but not
quite effective, when you need a full-blown TeX implementation.

Andrey Repin (anrdaemon freemail ru) 04.09.2012, <14:06>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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