I know I can input


...to get $\phi$ in the Mathematica front end, but is there a way to get $\varphi$?


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    $\begingroup$ If you enter "phi" in the help search input field, you get a number of phi-character hits (5 in the top 10). If you click on \[Phi], the top one, you will see a link to \[CurlyPhi] just below the character image. Click & explore. :) $\endgroup$ – Michael E2 Feb 28 '18 at 0:06
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    $\begingroup$ I am inclined to reopen this question since the best answer is clearly not "easily found" in the documentation. Mathematica notebooks support Latex aliases. So if you know that you would get the character you want in LaTeX as \varphi, you can just enter it in a notebook as [esc]\varphi[esc]. $\endgroup$ – Alan Feb 28 '18 at 15:05

will give you φ, or Esc j Esc


use ESC j ESC to get curly PHI

Mathematica graphics

It is in Palettes->Basic typesetting-> special characters


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