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Old 02-11-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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I am looking for the small greek symbol 'nu'(italic v) with a hat (^) on/above it. I've tried lots of fonts, including Charis SIL. Does anyone know of this symbol? As you can guess, I'm typing up equations! I'm writing directly into InDesign, using glyphs.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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I am looking for the small greek symbol 'nu'(italic v) with a hat (^) on/above it. I've tried lots of fonts, including Charis SIL. Does anyone know of this symbol? As you can guess, I'm typing up equations! I'm writing directly into InDesign, using glyphs.
Thanks, Aylwen
This looks like it in Porson Greek a TT font on my VISTA machine. However its properties indicate it is a Monotype font for OUP (I have NSOED on board) so I don't know how you would access it. Maybe the Character code 0x21 would locate it in other, say Unicode, fonts?

Doing a Google on [Greek symbol "nu"] leads me diffidently to ask about the "hat"/circonflex since the examples in WIKI and in the HTML code document don't show one by only an italic v

In which case Microsoft's Verdana has it, as shown in the second image, when you select Windows Greek as the character set.

Hope that helps.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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In which case Microsoft's Verdana has it, as shown in the second image, when you select Windows Greek as the character set.
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However its properties indicate it is a Monotype font for OUP (I have NSOED on board) so I don't know how you would access it
There's no difficulty about installing the OUP Porson Greek (I've got it too), but I think you're not allowed to embed it.

   
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There's no difficulty about installing the OUP Porson Greek (I've got it too)
I meant in the sense of getting hold of it.

   
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I meant in the sense of getting hold of it
Oh! That sense!

   
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What you show there is an upsilon, not a nu (which is "sharper" - look a few rows above to where the nu comes just after the mu in the alphabet).

I guess you could use a regular nu with a combining circumflex.

   
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What you show there is an upsilon, not a nu (which is "sharper" - look a few rows above to where the nu comes just after the mu in the alphabet).

I guess you could use a regular nu with a combining circumflex.
IIRC what I showed in my message was pasted in from:

http://www.iangraham.org/books/xhtml...en_symbol.html

957 03BD ν nu ν greek small letter nu

which is not to say that the character set here reproduced it correctly.

The same would be true if I'd pasted it in from the Porson fontset I imagine -- unless the viewer had that fontset and this site could use it?

   
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What you showed in your first screenshot (and which I replied to) was an upsilon with a circonflex. Compare that with the nu (no circonflex) in the alphabet above it (same screen shot) and you see that the nu is sharper, so the character with the circonflex you selected would be the wrong choice if a nu is what's needed.

   
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