12 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2004 12:00 AM by TomGutman RSS

    x dot?  x caret?  How?

    mjudy Copper
      How do I create x dot or x double dot?
      (same as dx/dt and dx^2/dt^2). Doesn't
      look like Mathcad can do this.
        • x dot?  x caret?  How?
          mzeftel Gold
          Do you just need the dot and double dot over any character or does it need to be an x?

          Search through charmap.exe in your Start Menu/programs/accessories. There are special math fonts you can install that have other characters that can be used in Mathcad.

          Mona
            • x dot?  x caret?  How?
              mjudy Copper
              I would prefer to put the dot or double dot over any character. Looking through the character maps not every letter has accents. It's too bad mathcad doesn't have more accents to differentiate variables. I would prefer that notation to changing to another character.
                • x dot?  x caret?  How?
                  mzeftel Gold
                  Then Richard is correct, you need to find a font with the characters you want, and install them. Mathcad can work with any font.

                  Mona
                    • x dot?  x caret?  How?
                      ptc-1368288 Copper
                      On 3/8/2004 3:21:40 PM, MonaZ wrote:
                      >Then Richard is correct, you
                      >need to find a font with the
                      >characters you want, and
                      >install them. Mathcad can work
                      >with any font.
                      >
                      >Mona
                      ___________________

                      From extensive research (say 3 years ago),
                      fonts that we would want fabricate: don't exist.
                      There may be a way by composing a symbol using
                      MGCSoft. I tried but never made it, because Mathcad
                      does not recognize a picture as a variable name.

                      jmG





                      • x dot?  x caret?  How?
                        ptc-1176891 Bronze
                        Is there some way of using different fonts within the same variable definition? An example is if I want to use the "perpendicular" symbol from the SYMBOL font, can I combine that with alpha or greek characters in a different font to define a single variable? Or can we currently only have one font for a particular variable name?
                          • x dot?  x caret?  How?
                            TomGutman Silver
                            You can have two fonts within a variable. One font is set by the math style assigned to that variable. The other is always the symbol font. ctrl-g will toggle a character between these two fonts.

                            Note that Greek letters are gotten simply by using the symbol font on code points that correspond to Greek letters.

                            Tom Gutman
                    • x dot?  x caret?  How?
                      ptc-1368288 Copper
                      On 3/1/2004 9:47:41 AM, mjudy wrote:
                      >How do I create x dot or x
                      >double dot?
                      >(same as dx/dt and dx^2/dt^2).
                      >Doesn't
                      >look like Mathcad can do this.
                      _______________

                      CTRL+F7 creates prime, prime, prime ,,,

                      have meaning only in Odesolve,
                      otherwise: cosmetic (then useless and confusing)

                      Dot, double dot: German ?

                      jmG
                      • x dot?  x caret?  How?
                        A.Non PTC Community Champion
                        The only way is to find a font that contains the character(s) you want.

                        Richard