Symbol shortcuts

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If you can't see the one you want here, try http://www.elizabethcastro.com/html/extras/entities.html

For LaTeX, try this http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/symbols/comprehensive/symbols-a4.pdf but note that not all symbols are available in LaTeX in MediaWiki.

Symbol Name Win | Alt Mac | Opt wikitext LaTeX
× times 0215   × *
permil 0137 Shift R ‰
en-dash 0150 - – -
em-dash 0151 Shift - —
° degrees 0176 k ° ^\circ
± plus or minus 0177 Shift = ± \pm
² squared 0178   ² ^2
³ cubed 0179   ³ ^3
¼ quarter 0188   ¼ \tfrac{1}{4}
½ half 0189   ½ \tfrac{1}{2}
α alpha 224   α \alpha
π pi 227 p π \pi
δ delta 235 d δ \delta
infinity 236 5 ∞ \infty
φ phi 237   φ \phi
greater or equal 242 . ≥ \geq
less or equal 243 , ≤ \leq
approx. equal 247 x ≈ \approx
square root 251 v √ \sqrt{...}