Extended Character Support

When preparing a file for input to an Atlas program using MS Word it is possible to employ certain non-standard characters available to the word processor user to represent Atlas characters or combinations of Atlas characters. None of the characters listed below are present on a PC keyboard but may be input by typing the numerical value of the Unicode character followed by Ctrl/X in MS Word. In addition, experience has shown this subterfuge to be useful when dealing with text which has been produced by optical character recognition (OCR) – a far from completely accurate process.

Unicode
character
Unicode
value
Atlas
equivalent
α 03B1α
β 03B2β
2260=[BS]/
2261=[BS]_
2262=[BS]_[BS]/
2264<[BS]_
2265>[BS]_
± 00B1+[BS]_
‹ (left guillemet) 2039<
› (right guillemet) 203A>
ß (gothic German ss)00DFβ
2018'
2019'
em-dash 2013- (minus)
en-dash 2014- (minus)