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Mathematica Character Name


  • Unicode: 2190.
  • Alias: Esc <- Esc.
  • Infix arrow operator.
  • x <- y is by default interpreted as LeftArrow[x, y].
  • Sometimes used in computer science to indicate assignment: x gets value y.
  • Extensible character.