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  • ShowSpecialCharacters is an option for Cell which specifies whether to replace \[ Name ], \: nnnn, etc. by explicit special characters.
  • With ShowSpecialCharacters->False special characters are always displayed by name when possible.
  • ShowSpecialCharacters is more often set at the level of styles or notebooks than at the level of individual cells.
  • See also: ShowStringCharacters, CharacterEncoding.