In the help page for editing it says that to write common symbols and math symnols one has to write "&---;" (e.g. ¢ = ¢) but I've seen pages where there are symbols written exactly as they look in the finished page inside this box without using "&" (Do you understand?) Look here: Loew's ℵ0-Plex (math symbol), Talk:Philip J. Fry (Chinese symbols) and Channel √2 News (math symol). Click "edit" in all of them and you'll see the symbols without using the "&" method. How do you do that? — TheFry15:40, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
- Two ways:
- Either you have a keyboard that supports those keys out of the box.
- Or you copy them from somewhere. For instance, the very symbols you just created with the HTML entity syntax can then be copied from the final result and be pasted into the edit box.
- It's that simple. --Sviptalk 23:43, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
So those are the ways. If I use a symbol like those I'll use the second way. Also, when I say "inside this box" above, I mean the edit box. — TheFry00:42, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
- Yeah, some people (particularly those outside the US) have keyboards that support more symbols and alternative characters. Personally, I prefer the escape codes (the & codes) because they're supported better (and they're more proper, webdev-ly speaking). --Buddy 01:08, 6 February 2010 (UTC)