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ShowSpecialCharacters

ShowSpecialCharacters
is an option for Style and Cell that specifies whether to replace \[Name], \:nnnn, etc. by explicit special characters.
  • ShowSpecialCharacters is more often set at the level of styles or notebooks than at the level of individual cells.
Display special characters as the rendered characters, or by name:
Display special characters as the rendered characters, or by name:
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\[Alpha]\[Integral]\[DoubleStruckCapitalA]
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