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Offline PopeyesPappy

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2018, 01:36:29 PM »
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Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2018, 06:54:41 PM »
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Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2018, 10:33:23 PM »
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I have to wonder why they bothered making this feature. What are we supposed to do? Memorize these random combinations of numbers? It'd be easier to Google it, then copy/paste.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2018, 10:55:21 PM »
Back in the day, a man's penis size was measured by how many Megabytes his PC hard drive had, and how many function key combos he could master.
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Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2018, 12:36:36 AM »
I remember the ones I use routinely. Just another code. β™«
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2018, 03:56:34 AM »
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I remember the ones I use routinely. Just another code. β™«

If I used any routinely, I would remember them too. 
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Offline SGOS

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2018, 06:31:55 AM »
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Dot matrix printer friendly.
This has troubled me throughout the thread.  I see some people that can print out the one that looks like a Chinese character, but all I get is something that looks like and "n".  In grade school we were taught to draw three lines that looked kind of like a table.  But math books and all printed articles use the classic Chinese like character.  One of things about computers is that they create text that approaches the printed page quality in a book, but without all the erasure marks and extra scribbling, so I expect to make a real pie sign with my computer, not just some make do dingus that looks like some top IBM executive said, "Hey!  We forgot to make the character for pi, so me and the boys decided we are going to just use "n" and tell everyone it's pi."

Pi, my ass!

Offline Baruch

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2018, 07:11:55 AM »
If you knew Greek, and a better font, this wouldn't be an issue ;-)

ΞœαΏ†Ξ½ΞΉΞ½ ἄΡιδΡ, θΡά, ΠηληιάδΡω αΌˆΟ‡ΞΉΞ»Ξ»αΏ†ΞΏΟ‚ ... not a good "pi"

ΞœαΏ†Ξ½ΞΉΞ½ ἄΡιδΡ, θΡά, ΠηληιάδΡω αΌˆΟ‡ΞΉΞ»Ξ»αΏ†ΞΏΟ‚ ... a better "pi"
« Last Edit: October 04, 2018, 07:16:17 AM by Baruch »
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2018, 07:19:25 AM »
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This has troubled me throughout the thread.  I see some people that can print out the one that looks like a Chinese character, but all I get is something that looks like and "n".  In grade school we were taught to draw three lines that looked kind of like a table.  But math books and all printed articles use the classic Chinese like character.  One of things about computers is that they create text that approaches the printed page quality in a book, but without all the erasure marks and extra scribbling, so I expect to make a real pie sign with my computer, not just some make do dingus that looks like some top IBM executive said, "Hey!  We forgot to make the character for pi, so me and the boys decided we are going to just use "n" and tell everyone it's pi."

Pi, my ass!

I didn't understand your point about "n" before.  Sorry.  But that's why I just type "Pi".
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Offline Baruch

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2018, 07:20:31 AM »
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I didn't understand your point about "n" before.  Sorry.  But that's why I just type "Pi".

And even more practical solution ;-)
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luu shalmaata luu balt’aata
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2018, 07:24:08 AM »
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And even more practical solution ;-)

Better than the biblical 3.0...
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Offline trdsf

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2018, 08:58:07 AM »
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This has troubled me throughout the thread.  I see some people that can print out the one that looks like a Chinese character, but all I get is something that looks like and "n".  In grade school we were taught to draw three lines that looked kind of like a table.  But math books and all printed articles use the classic Chinese like character.  One of things about computers is that they create text that approaches the printed page quality in a book, but without all the erasure marks and extra scribbling, so I expect to make a real pie sign with my computer, not just some make do dingus that looks like some top IBM executive said, "Hey!  We forgot to make the character for pi, so me and the boys decided we are going to just use "n" and tell everyone it's pi."

Pi, my ass!
Yeah, the sans serif pi just looks like an angular lower case 'n': Ο€nΟ€nΟ€nΟ€n

That's why I try to remember to also make it a serifed font like Times when I need to use it, for improved clarity: Ο€
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Offline SGOS

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2018, 09:35:18 AM »
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I didn't understand your point about "n" before.  Sorry.  But that's why I just type "Pi".
They have two symbols available for pi.  They aren't "n", but they look like variations of a lower case "n".  I don't see why they don't use the universal symbol.  If they can make an ace of spades [β™ ], they should be able to make a regular pi symbol.

Offline SGOS

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2018, 09:50:15 AM »
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Yeah, the sans serif pi just looks like an angular lower case 'n': Ο€nΟ€nΟ€nΟ€n

That's why I try to remember to also make it a serifed font like Times when I need to use it, for improved clarity: Ο€
I'm still not getting it.

Oh wait:

Ο€

There!  I typed Ο€ using [Num Lock-alternate- 227] and then enclosed it in Times New Roman:  Ο€  It doesn't show up as the regular pi symbol in the text editor, but it shows up in the "preview mode".

How did you figure that out?

Offline trdsf

Re: Typing Pi on a Computer Keyboard
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2018, 10:45:29 AM »
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I'm still not getting it.

Oh wait:

Ο€

There!  I typed Ο€ using [Num Lock-alternate- 227] and then enclosed it in Times New Roman:  Ο€  It doesn't show up as the regular pi symbol in the text editor, but it shows up in the "preview mode".

How did you figure that out?
I do a certain amount of amateur typesetting.  I was responsible for the grammatical and typographical editing of the You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login I co-founded in the early '90s, and I experiment with font design, and of course the layout of my own writing to get a feel for how it will look if and when published.  Ο€ should exist in all TrueType/OpenType faces, so it should be available in all ten faces available in this forum software, thusly:

Courier: Ο€
Arial: Ο€
Arial Black: Ο€
Impact: Ο€
Verdana: Ο€
Times New Roman: Ο€
Georgia: Ο€
Andale Mono: Ο€
Trebuchet MS: Ο€
Comic Sans MS: Ο€

Verdana, which is the default face here, is really the outlier as it alone lacks the little overhangs of the top bar that helps visually differentiate pi from lower case n.  Arial is dull, but at least it has those.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2018, 04:16:14 PM by trdsf »
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