syntax: appearance: ------ ---------- italic <I>stuff</I> stuff bold <B>stuff</B> stuff super-script <SUP>stuff</SUP> stuff sub-script <SUB>stuff</SUB> stuffActual Greek letters are marked up using the suggested syntax of the HTML 3 standard, as mentioned above. Note that these are only the lower case letters. The following escape sequences are supported:
syntax: appearance: ------ ---------- &alpha; α β β γ γ δ δ ε ε ζ ζ η η θ θ ι ι κ κ λ λ μ μ ν ν ξ ξ ο ο π π ρ ρ σ σ τ τ υ υ φ φ χ χ ψ ψ ω ωIn order to print upper case greek letters as well, the following enhancement is proposed (and used within EcoCyc):
syntax: appearance: ------ ---------- &ALPHA; &ALPHA; &BETA; &BETA; &GAMMA; &GAMMA; &DELTA; &DELTA; &EPSILON; &EPSILON; &ZETA; &ZETA; &ETA; &ETA; &THETA; &THETA; &IOTA; &IOTA; &KAPPA; &KAPPA; &LAMBDA; &LAMBDA; &MU; &MU; &NU; &NU; &XI; &XI; &OMICRON; &OMICRON; &PI; &PI; &RHO; &RHO; &SIGMA; &SIGMA; &TAU; &TAU; &UPSILON; &UPSILON; &PHI; &PHI; &CHI; &CHI; &PSI; &PSI; &OMEGA; &OMEGA;
The following way of specifying capital letters is currently still supported in EcoCyc, but its use is officially discouraged, as such tags will not (yet) be filtered out when output occurs on the WWW version.
Should the need arise for writing extended greek text, the following two tags were invented out of the blue for use in EcoCyc. Note that these are highly non-standard, but they allow the printing of upper case letters as well. Currently, they work in EcoCyc by mapping the letters in between the tags into the Symbol Font, which should be available on most systems.
syntax: ------ same as <SYMBOL>: <GREEK>stuff</GREEK> <SYMBOL>stuff</SYMBOL> Both of the above would be essentially equivalent to: στυφφ.
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