special characters special characters sapatak (Aeronautics) (OP) 17 Sep 04 15:11 How do you type special characters like greek symbols (e.g. omega ?) in a text on a CATDrawing RE: special characters bjod (Mechanical) 20 Sep 04 09:10 Hello.You can put in Ascii characters by holding down the Alt-key and typing the ascii code-number. There are several sites listing these codes, have a look at:http://www.asciitable.com/ for exampleIf you hold down the Alt key, type 234, you should get the omega-symbol. Be sure to use a font in CATIA which supports these symbols.-Bjod RE: special characters jackk (Mechanical) 24 Sep 04 22:00 There's an easier way to get the basic engineering symbols into a text. Look at the top menu line for a toolbar called TEXT PROPERTIES. The icon on the extreme right lets you insert text symbols, and the omega is there. The icon has 3 symbols on it: Diam, Perpendicular and Symmetry. This icon is available many places in V5 where you type text.If the symbol you want is not there, then use Bjod's method.