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how do you type pi?

 
 
C99
 
Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 08:03 am
how exactly do you type pi.
i dont mean 3.14 or 22/7 i mean like the signal
 
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 08:28 am
@C99,
Most keyboards don't have the pi symbol on them. You need to use a word processor which has a font package which has a pi symbol.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 08:41 am
for me it's pumpkin
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ebrown p
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 09:02 am
On a windows machine

1) Make sure the num-lock is off.

2) While holding down the alt key, push the sequence "227". You must use the keys on the keypad to the right (not the numbers above the letters).

Like many things, this is easier on a Linux box.

ebrown p
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 09:03 am
By the way... just typing "pi" is completely acceptable (and probably preferable in many circumstances).
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 09:32 am
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:

On a windows machine

1) Make sure the num-lock is off.

2) While holding down the alt key, push the sequence "227". You must use the keys on the keypad to the right (not the numbers above the letters).

Like many things, this is easier on a Linux box.


Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 10:25 am
@Intrepid,

π

from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070909231022AAo4Tom
Intrepid
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 10:35 am
@Region Philbis,


Yes, I know how to do it. I am just indicating that some systems will not produce the desired results.
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 08:33 pm
π (just practicing!)
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 09:24 pm
@ebrown p,
Quote:
Like many things, this is easier on a Linux box.


...and quite impossible on my Sony Vaio laptop. Ain't no right-hand key pad.
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C99
 
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Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 07:32 am
@littlek,
howd u do that
Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 08:39 am
@C99,
I thiink she did it like this ..... π
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 04:12 pm
@C99,

(the answer will present itself if you quote littlek's post...)
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 04:20 pm
π

damn! I think I've got it!

C99 -- click on the link suggested by Region Philbis up above. The very first answer to the questions tells you how to do it. Just type ampersand(&) + pi + semicolon ( ; ). No spaces. You'll get π
ebrown p
 
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Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 05:08 pm
@Merry Andrew,
ampersand(&) + pi + semicolon ( ; )
mpersand(&) + pi + semicolon ( ; ). No spaces.

Damn.... it doesn't seem to work for me.


littlek
 
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Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 05:25 pm
@ebrown p,
also no '+' signs.
solipsister
 
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Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 05:49 pm
@littlek,
whats the volume of a pizza with radius z and height a

π zza
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 05:53 pm
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:
Damn.... it doesn't seem to work for me.


You are expecting it to show up right away as you type, but if you submit (or preview) the post you should see it when it becomes rendered HTML.

Here are other HTML entities you can use (again, only when rendered in HTML and other variants):

http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_entities.asp
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 06:36 pm
Ahem...folks, I do b'lieve Brownie was having us on. π in the face type humor perhaps?
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 06:38 pm
@Merry Andrew,
I doubt it, his method for writing pi produces it immediately on his screen as it's typed, the HTML entity doesn't work till it becomes HTML and it can confuse anyone who is running into the distinction for the first time.
 

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