"Epsilon Dot" missing from MS Word
The symbol pane in MS Word is missing a commonly used symbol for materials science, which is represented by the Greek letter epsilon with a dot placed directly over it. This symbol represents the change in a material dimension with time when it is being stressed, and is called the strain rate. Myself, and others have tried multiple methods for inserting equations or combining diacritical marks, but the result often changes line spacing, or offsets the dot inappropriately. Software programs such as LaTex represent epsilon dot correctly, and it would be useful if this symbol can be added to the standard list of symbols in MS Word as well.
Colleen Kayter commented
έ - is this the symbol? Type 1F73, then press ALT+X. It works in Equation editor as well.
Shelly Jorgensen commented
I concur. Adding the dot to the epsilon takes time and can be very tricky to make look good--especially when it is combined with a subscript. I just wrote a paper with dozens of "epsilon dots" and would love to have seen it in as a symbol option.
Rupalee Mulay commented
I also use " epsilon dot" and would find it very useful if it is in word.
J.N. Florando commented
I agree. I frequently have the need to use the "epsilon dot" symbol, and having it in Word would be very beneficial.