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Using CS; I'm a novice. We are putting together a conference proceedings manual. Kost of the articles have mathematical equations in them. I've had good luck so far getting them from Word XP to ID, but we came across one that will cause us problems - it's the symbol for "mean" > an 'x' with a short horizontal line over it. I just went through all the glyphs, but can't find it. Is there a glyph list I can download and add to the existing lists? If so, how? If not, what is recommended? Mike Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance ...

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    Default Glyphs - any for mathematical equations? Can you add them?

    Using CS; I'm a novice.

    We are putting together a conference proceedings manual. Kost of the articles have mathematical equations in them. I've had good luck so far getting them from Word XP to ID, but we came across one that will cause us problems - it's the symbol for "mean" > an 'x' with a short horizontal line over it. I just went through all the glyphs, but can't find it. Is there a glyph list I can download and add to the existing lists? If so, how? If not, what is recommended?

    Mike
    Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Inc.
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    Michael_J_Webb@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Glyphs - any for mathematical equations? Can you add them?

    You will find all mathematical operators is special fonts like the Mathematical Pi (1 - 6). If you miss just this x with a bar above it, you could achieve that by typing the x, followed by a macron (bar above) and place the bar above the x by setting an appropriate negative kerning value (and maybe a positive tracking after the macron).

    Teus
    Teus_de_Jong@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Glyphs - any for mathematical equations? Can you add them?

    Thanks for the tip. I don't have Mathematical Pi font, so I'll have to use your suggestion.

    Thanks again.
    Mike
    Michael_J_Webb@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Glyphs - any for mathematical equations? Can you add them?

    Michael

    If you have a lot of math to set, you might want to invest in the Math fonts. The cost of the fonts will be much less than the time you can spending messing around with kerns if there are 5 or 6 per page for an entire proceedings.

    You may also want to look into Lucida Maths, which is the other major math font available from Adobe. Monotype will also have a slew of math fonts, although I can't remember the names.
    Don_McCahill@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Glyphs - any for mathematical equations? Can you add them?

    I also note that the OpenType version of Mathematical Pi Std merges what used to be six separate fonts, but only costs slightly more than one of the old Type 1 fonts.

    Regards,

    T
    Thomas_Phinney@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Glyphs - any for mathematical equations? Can you add them?

    x-bar etc. can be created by MathType, saved as EPS
    and inserted as inline-graphic.
    Not convenient, but it works.

    Best regards --Gernot Hoffmann
    Gernot_Hoffmann@adobeforums.com Guest

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