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Special Characters in Mathematica

Examples of a few characteristics of special characters in Mathematica.

Greek Letters

Here is the Greek alphabet in Courier-like and Times-like Mathematica fonts.

This generates the sequence of Greek letters in Unicode order.

Extensible Characters

This shows how horizontal brackets span the objects they enclose.

Lists of All Characters

The Complete Characters palette gives an organized arrangement of all standard special characters in Mathematica.

This finds the full name, if any, of any character.

Here are the full names of a few characters.

Here are the character codes for these characters.

This finds out whether a particular character has an explicit name in Mathematica.

The first of these characters has an explicit name in Mathematica; the second does not.

This scans Unicode space finding all named characters.

Here is the sorting order of the characters.

This shows characters that are considered as letters by Mathematica. (If you do not have an ISO Latin-2 font installed, this list may contain some black squares.)

This shows characters that are considered as letter-like forms by Mathematica, and therefore on their own make up syntactically correct input.

This shows characters that are considered as operators by Mathematica, and cannot on their own make up syntactically correct input.

Here is a complete list of all named characters in Mathematica, together with their names.