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I am unable to write ψ* in quantum mechanical formulas. The star as superscript i mean. Is there a solution?

asked 2016-10-24 09:29:30 +0100

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It is common to write wave functions as ψ and ψ*. In Libreoffice Mathematics I am not able to write a star as superscript. Is there a solution for this problem?

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answered 2016-10-24 20:00:09 +0100

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Thanks very much. The answer --simply quote the asterisk like in %psi %psi sup "*" -- works very well for me.

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answered 2016-10-24 10:50:17 +0100

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updated 2016-10-24 10:51:07 +0100

You can simply quote the asterisk like in %psi %psi sup "*" .
Might you tell me in return how you got the psi shaped as you posted it?

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He simply used a plain Greek ψ (Unicode 3C8), you can see it if you look into the HTML code of the page.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2016-10-24 11:53:05 +0100 )edit

@gabix: Thanks. I got that. However, that character copied into my 'Math' was automatically "reshaped".in te same way as %psi is producing. None of the document types under LibO preserved the appearance.It is a matter of the font (font replacement?), not one of the code point. I looked for alternative fonts but didn't find the approproate one. On the otheter hand my system should have the font. Or is it just accessible to Firefox?

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2016-10-24 13:42:39 +0100 )edit

What do you mean under reshaped? To me, a psi looks just like a psi:

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2016-10-24 14:12:32 +0100 )edit

As for any code point the glyphs for U+03C8 may look different depending on the font. Ok It should have been clear: The relevant differece was only because the character was rendered based on a font with serifs while it was shown without serifs here. Banal thing I made too many words about. Sorry!

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2016-10-24 14:39:52 +0100 )edit

Then it is what should be. Fonts here are defined by the respective CSS(s), fonts in formulas produced in Math are what is defined in Format → Fonts.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2016-10-24 16:17:09 +0100 )edit
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