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I am using Mathematica to create live documents - documents that are both interactive and show mathematical derivations. Now, I'm aware that there are certain symbols that are available via:


or escSesc

However, some of the symbols I want (\in: $\in$, \subsetneq: $\subsetneq$) do not belong in the greek letters. Is there a list of something similar to this but lists Mathematica symbols instead of $\LaTeX$ symbols?


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I retitled it to "textual symbols" to avoid confusion with Symbol, though it might be better to use "special characters and symbols" instead. – István Zachar Jun 29 '12 at 13:10

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The guide Listing of Named Characters in Mma docs:

Mathematica provides systemwide support for a large number of special characters. Each character has a name and a number of shortcut aliases. They are fully supported by the standard Mathematica fonts. For further information about named characters, including character interpretations and naming conventions, please see "Named Characters".

A few examples from the start of the list:

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Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you. – user1602 Jun 29 '12 at 0:42
@user1311390, my pleasure. – kglr Jun 29 '12 at 0:54
+1, because there have been times I've looked for it before and couldn't find it when I needed it. – rcollyer Jun 29 '12 at 2:06
@rcollyer, thanks for the vote. It always takes me several clicks to locate them too :) – kglr Jun 29 '12 at 9:40

You could try the Special Characters palette. You can hover over the symbol and see its name.

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