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Computer key board
Not sure if this is really a science question (maybe it should be in technology). Anyway: How can I fix this keyboard so I can get mathematical and scientific symbols such as powers, roots, degrees, pi ,fractions, chemical formulae etc. Eg 11/2 is not "one and a half" , n2 is not "n squared" and C6H6 is not benzene. Any ideas ??
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You can get a lot of symbols by using the Alt key and up to three digits. E.g. Alt +253 gives the squared symbol ², Alt +252 gives the cubed symbol ³, Alt +171 gives ½. Unfortunately, they are not exactly easy to memorise, and don't (as far as i know) give you all the symbols you are likely to need. If you are in a 'Word'-type programme you can go 'Insert' > 'symbol' then get pages of symbols and foreign language letters. You can then copy and paste them from there to a boz like this that does not have an Insert option