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Searching star browser for stars starting with Greek letters

08 Mar 2017 17:02

I sometime have difficulty using the star browser to look for Stars that I know are in Space Engine but since I don't have a Greek keyboard I can not type in their names. Copy Pasting of the Greek letter only paste a "?" symbol. I'm not even sure where they are on the entire list, top, middle, or bottom. One other thing with the list is the scroll bar seems a little too sensitive, I'm not able to roll it with the mouse very easily. Clicking on the scroll bar to the side is also overly sensitive, taking me to that spot on the list rather than just down one page. My mouse wheel is getting overly used. Is there a simple way to scroll down 1 page at a time and an easy way to find Greek letters? For example I would like to find these stars I have visited before but did not save their locations:




γ Camelopardalis 4 (gamma)
ν Arietis 8 (nu)
ο Aurigae 4 (omicron)
δ Andromedae 8 (delta)
χ Andromedae 11 (chi)
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Searching star browser for stars starting with Greek letters

08 Mar 2017 17:52

In order to use Greek letters in Object finder, and as a general rule also in scripts, you need to simply type the first 3 letters of the name, plus the standard 3 letters abbreviation of the constellation, in your case:
gam cam
nu ari
omi aur
del and
chi and

Now, per definition gam cam 4 is the fourth planet by distance from the star, but you won't find it listed in star browser unless it's a planet loaded from some catalog, that is if it's a real object or an addon planet.
If it's not there, then it's a procedural object, you can select the star with the Object finder, then press F2 to choose planet number 4, done.
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Searching star browser for stars starting with Greek letters

08 Mar 2017 17:57

Oh wow, thanks Mosfet!
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Searching star browser for stars starting with Greek letters

08 Mar 2017 18:00

I forgot, you can actually type "gam cam 4" and the object finder will select your planet anyway.
Also, I'm sure it's in the manual somewhere ;)
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Searching star browser for stars starting with Greek letters

11 Mar 2017 08:04

You can just go on google and look for a page with greek letters and then copy paste them each.
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Searching star browser for stars starting with Greek letters

30 Mar 2017 09:36

Pepethecat wrote:
Source of the post You can just go on google and look for a page with greek letters and then copy paste them each.

That doesn't work, some letters turn into their latin alphabet equivalents, and most Greek letters turn into question marks.
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Searching star browser for stars starting with Greek letters

18 May 2017 15:13

If your keyboard has a numpad, you actually can type those greek letters. (Proof: αßΓπΣσµτΦΘΩδ∞φε) With num lock on, hold down alt, type the character's code on the numpad, and then release alt. 224-238 are greek letters.
 
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Searching star browser for stars starting with Greek letters

26 Jun 2017 09:43

Go here, scroll down until you find a list of Greek letters, and the two or three letter abbreviation for each Greek letter (for example, EPS for epsilon) will be what you type if you want to find a star starting with a Greek letter.

And as Mosfet said, type the first three letters of the constellation (for example searching "ALF Ori" and pressing "Go to" will take you to Betelgeuse).

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