WOLFRAM LANGUAGE TUTORIAL
Structural Elements and Keyboard Characters
In the input there is an invisible comma between the
Here there is an invisible space between the
, interpreted as multiplication.
does not display, but can take modifications such as superscripts.
does not display, but shows how to line up the elements of the column.
operator is used as a hidden plus sign in mixed fractions.
Spacing and newline characters.
Characters used in buttons.
In the buttons in a palette, you often want to set up a template with placeholders to indicate where expressions should be inserted. \[SelectionPlaceholder] marks the position where an expression that is currently selected should be inserted when the contents of the button are pasted. \[Placeholder] marks other positions where subsequent expressions can be inserted. The Tab key will take you from one such position to the next.
Representations of keys on a keyboard.
In describing how to enter input into the Wolfram System, it is sometimes useful to give explicit representations for keys you should press. You can do this using characters like and . Note that and are actually treated as spacing characters by the Wolfram Language.
This string shows how to type
Characters generated in Wolfram System output.
The Wolfram Language uses a \[Continuation]
character to indicate that the number continues onto the next line.
Raw keyboard characters.
The fonts that are distributed with the Wolfram System contain their own renderings of many ordinary keyboard characters. The reason for this is that standard system fonts often do not contain appropriate renderings. For example, and are often drawn small and above the centerline, while for clarity in the Wolfram Language they must be drawn larger and centered on the centerline.