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Special Characters
Mathematica not only has systemwide support for arbitrary Unicode characters, but also includes nearly a thousand carefully designed characters for mathematical notation and technical presentation—all fully integrated into Mathematica's input, output, and graphics.
Esc nnn Esc or \[Name] named character (e.g. , Esc a Esc, \[Alpha])
InsertSpecial Character palette of all named special characters
    
  ▪ °  ▪   ▪ ×  ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪ ...
\[Degree]  ▪ \[ImaginaryI]  ▪ \[Times]  ▪ \[Element]  ▪ \[Rule]  ▪ ...
    
  ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪ ...
\[Alpha]  ▪ \[CurlyTheta]  ▪ \[CapitalDelta]  ▪ \[Sampi]  ▪ ...
  ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪ FormalA  ▪ FormalCapitalA  ▪   ▪ ...
\[ScriptA]  ▪ \[ScriptCapitalA]  ▪ \[GothicA]  ▪ \[FormalA]  ▪ \[Aleph]  ▪ ...
  ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪ ...
\[Integral]  ▪ \[Sum]  ▪ \[Del]  ▪ \[ForAll]  ▪ \[CirclePlus]  ▪ ...
  ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪ ...
    
-  ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪ "  ▪ "  ▪ ¿  ▪ ©  ▪ ...
\[Dash]  ▪ \[LongDash]  ▪ \[Bullet]  ▪ \[Copyright]  ▪ ...
  ▪ £  ▪ µ  ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪ ...
\[Euro]  ▪ \[Sterling]  ▪ \[Micro]  ▪ \[Mars]  ▪ \[Natural]  ▪ ...
  ▪ »  ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪ ...
  ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪   ▪ ...
é  ▪ ö  ▪ à  ▪ á  ▪ â  ▪ ã  ▪ ä  ▪ å  ▪ ç  ▪   ▪ ø  ▪ æ  ▪ ß  ▪ ...
\[EAcute]  ▪ \[ODoubleDot]  ▪ \[CHacek]  ▪ ...
    
FullForm show characters in their full named form
\nn, \:nnnn enter octal or Unicode forms
Esc \alpha Esc, Esc Α Esc, etc. — enter , HTML, SGML, etc. forms
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