I need to include some greek symbols (for math ...e.g., the delta symbol) in a text area. I have 2 questions. The text which includes this symbol is defined externally in an xml document (e.g., text=" delta x/ delta y") I would like to know how I specify the real greek symbol 'delta' in the xml. Then I would like to know what I need to do to make that symbol show up in a Flex TextArea consistent with a consistent font. For example if the rest of the text is Arial 12 bold, then I would want the greek symbol 'delta' to be 12 bold. I've searched a lot for examples of how to do this, but none really spells it out. Thanks very much in advance for anyone willing to help me.