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Symbol for Angstrom

  1. Feb 17, 2005 #1

    tony873004

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    I'm trying to put an Angstrom symbol into a microsoft Word document. It's a capital A with a little circle over it. But what is that character called? It's not a greek symbol, I don't think.

    Does anyone know how to put it in Microsoft Equation Editor, or even what it's called so I can look it up in the Equation Editor Help (it doesn't contain the word angstrom)
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2005 #2
    You can just copy it from Windows' character map.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2005 #3

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    It's a Swedish/Finnish letter. There's three different letters in the Scandinavian alphabet: Å å, Ä ä, Ö ö.

    I suppose you could just copy and paste it out of this post.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2005 #4

    Moonbear

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    In my version of Word, if you go into the symbol menu, it's right among the "normal" characters, just a few after the regular alphabet ends.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2005 #5

    tony873004

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    thanks everyone. I've got it now!
     
  7. Feb 17, 2005 #6
    Minor correction: only the Swedish and Finnish alphabets have the the additional letters ÅÄÖ. The Danish and Norwegian have other characters för Ä and Ö (I also believe they list them in a different order).

    The Å is pronounced much like an "o", by the way.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2005 #7

    dextercioby

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    Ö and ö are essentially German...

    Daniel.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2005 #8
    And how does that interfere with the fact that in the Scandinavian languages, only the Swedish and Finnish alphabets contain Ö?
     
  10. Feb 17, 2005 #9

    dextercioby

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    It doesn't.I felt like someone which knows zip about German language/alphabet might think the character would be encountered in Finnish and Swedish only,fact which is UNTRUE...

    Daniel.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2005 #10

    dextercioby

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    BTW,the French use the "¨" as well.But not on "o"...

    Daniel.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2005 #11

    FredGarvin

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    I am trying to think of a word in french that has an "umlaut" in it...hmmm....
     
  13. Feb 17, 2005 #12
    "Ambiguïté" and "noël" perhaps?
     
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