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It IS possible to type the Δ symbol on Windows


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We've all heard it...there's frustratingly no working ALT code for a capital Delta on Windows. Every other Greek letter works, except for the one you and I would type consistently on this forum. We have to Google it, and copy and paste it from some website every time. But that's not true! You can make the delta symbol work with the Alt key! 

 

I found it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/windows/comments/18joaq/how_do_you_get_the_delta_symbol_on_a_windows/

 

 

Go to the Command Prompt, and enter this sequence:

reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Input Method" /v EnableHexNumpad /t REG_SZ /d 1

 

Then, log off and log back on.

 

Open a text editor. It can even be this forum.

 

Hold [ALT] and [NUMPAD +] and type '0394' on the keypad.

 

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On a computer/laptop Windows, you can go to Word and utilize the math symbols that allows you to type /Delta to get Δ ( and /delta to get δ).

Entering them through ALT+ like it's ye olde IBM PC is also possible.

On Android (where I am now), you can always get a greek keyboard.

ΑΒΥΔΕΖΗΘΙΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ

αβγδεζηθιλμνξοπρστυφχψω

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1 hour ago, Bill Phil said:

Greek keyboard is a good idea.

Fairly hard to do customized multilingual (?) physical keyboard I presume. But for on-screen keyboard, I think it should be possible, much like on phones (I have EN, EL, and RU).

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