View Full Version : Entity for x with overline (average symbol)
I need to display a mathematical symbol, the average symbol which is basically an x with an overline.
Coudl somebody tell me the entity required, for example, to display the Greek letter omega I would use Ω
I know I could use symbol font, but I would rather continue with teh way that I know (or don't in this case!!!).
I understand some browsers will have difficulty displaying this symbol but... It is to be used on an intranet (mainly) so should be fine.
Look forward to hearing from somebody...
03-22-2005, 06:48 PM
hmm i dunno if there is one, the closest i got was this
maybe you would be better of making this an image so you can ensure cross browser compatability?
That's the best I can do too!!! Mmmm starnge there doesn't seem to be one... Perhpas I'll hold out for a tad longer, thank you for your quick reponse...
03-23-2005, 09:51 AM
You could always try and find your way through the unicode "symbol, math" collection, all eight-hunderd-and-ninety-nine of them!!!
(I tried, real hard, but got really fed up after a while; there seem to be no occurrences of the word "average" in any of the sets I've looked in).
Still, you have to check whether there's a font available that actually supports these characters -you can check this all on that site; as Aero suggested, the safest cross-browser solution would be to use either an image, or an x with an overline (symbol or through CSS).
03-23-2005, 11:36 AM
I went that route as well, but I got the impression it bases itself on the same unicode symbols.
Hmmm, I guess a picture of the symbol would be the best solution then.
03-23-2005, 11:51 AM
How does this look:
font-family: georgia, serif;
Thank you so much for your replies... For some reason I did not receive an email advising me of the replies after my last comments...
I decided to create an image as per the [original] suggestion of _Aerospace_Eng_
However, ronaldb66 !!! You genius! In fact, I would just use the same font (Verdana, Arial) without italics as I feel they are not necessary and add the overline with css as per your suggestion.
Is the overline compatible with all browsers? I think so... Gonna check!
Thank you once again all.. And apologies for not replying sooner..
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