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are there symbols for greater than or equal, less than or equal?

Sep 12, 2013 9:39 AM

Tags: #symbols

Hi,

 

I have occasional references that mention things like "Adjust the Kd pot until the voltage is <= 2.0 v" or "Turn the screw until the clearance is => .005 inch."

<= means less than or equal to.

=> means greater than or equal to.

 

I looked the the installed Character Sets PDF file and could not find these symbols. Is there an ASCII or ANSI code or a special font that has these items as a single symbol?

 

Yours,

 

Michael F

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    Sep 12, 2013 1:11 PM   in reply to Michael314

    If you're using a FM8 or greater than you should use the Unicode values for these symbols:

     

    <= is /u2264

    >= is /u2265

     

    However, the font that you are using must contain the glyphs in these code points.

     

    With the ANSI Symbol and Dingbats sets, these symbols were coded at:

     

    0163 (\xa3) (ctrl-q #) less than or equal to

    0179 (\xb3) (ctrl-q 3) greater than or equal to

     
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    Sep 16, 2013 7:04 AM   in reply to Michael314

    > ... I was able to insert those symbols with the ANSI codes ...

     

    If by that you mean in-line text with the Symbol font applied and the Ctrl-whatever hand-typed, you might consider doing these special characters as Variables. See thread:

    Greater than or equal symbol not working

     
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