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A way to see Lethe's notation

  1. Jul 10, 2003 #1


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    I have been unable to read the differential forms thread but wanted to, and now I have discovered how to make it legible on my browser. Lethe has been using Times Roman font and for some reason most of the symbols come thru as boxes for me in that font. So as an experiment I have quoted a Lethe post and removed the Font specification, setting that back to default. Most of the symbols now come thru for me altho a couple I see here (& sdot , & nabla ) still do not

    I'm wondering if anyone else was discouraged earlier by seeing all those boxes and no being able to tell what symbols they stood for.

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  3. Jul 11, 2003 #2
    so do you think times new roman is poor choice for font? i chose that because certain symbols, like pi, display poorly in the default font. i also upped the size, which might make a difference.

    maybe i should change the font/size?
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    If I dont change my browser and you dont change your font then when I first open one of your posts I will see a lot of boxes.
    This is not the end of the world or even a particularly bad thing.
    I can adapt to this situation as I just have in this example by
    reposting in the default font!

    I am assuming that no one else has the problem I do----everyone else who wants to read the post can do so in your chosen Times New Roman, with things like ∇ and ⋅ (which I will see as boxes).

    BTW I also do not like certain features of the default font----the pi does not look pi-like and the theta looks like an ugly number 8.
    But nothing is perfect!

    Why not carry on, Lethe, with your chosen font and size, and let me cope by reposting certain passages in the default font so that I can read them? A little occasional repetition in another font seems harmless enough. Or?

    I like your style of writing---it could be a really useful thread as originally planned---I would say go for it.
    If anyone tries to distract you with some kind of compensatory know-it-all syndrome just put them on the ignore list. The original idea is a basic introductory treatment, right?
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