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Back in the 1980s, I worked in an office which had several IBM Selectric typewriters (the ones with the ball containing all the characters). I bought a special ball which had all the Greek letters plus math symbols and common diacritical marks. I worked afternoons, so after everone had left, I was able to type my own stuff. At the end of each line, I'd switch balls and go back and put in the special characters I needed. One night, I forgot and left my ball on one of the typewriters. The secretary got quite a surprise when she started to type a memo the next morning. --Ph. D. ----- Original Message ----- From: Gary Shannon Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2008 1:50 PM Subject: Re: Ħu?op ?p?sdn ?? ? ?? u?? oo ? no? > Back in the 1960's, while I had no use for linguistic > symbols, I did need a lot of mathematical symbols, > Greek alphabet, and the like in what I typed. I had > a portable, manual Smith Corona typewriter that > had two keys with changeable type. I had a large > box full of little snap-lid plastic boxes, each box with > a little clip-on type head that hooked onto either of > the two changeable keys. Each type head came with > a little key-chip that snapped onto the key itself, > showing the graphic representation of whatever > symbol was installed on that key. > > Using shift, I could have up to four different special > characters at a time on the keyboard. If I needed > more, I could stop typing, swap in a new special > character, type it, and keep right on going. It was > very cool.