I don't know if this is the appropriate place to ask, but when I type three T*'s directly after each other the following string of symbols appears: TTT* (I typed three T*'s). What's the cause of this? Obviously, it has nothing to to with my computer because in the title field this doesn't happen. If I type three V*'s: VVV*.

  • $\begingroup$ TTT i tried what you have mentioned seems to be working fine . What system are you using? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 27, 2016 at 16:34
  • $\begingroup$ @ShubhamSinghrawat I typed three times a T* (like in the title field, where nothing changes), without a space between them: TTT*. You see what comes out. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 28, 2016 at 0:12
  • $\begingroup$ Which computer system are you using? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 28, 2016 at 3:40

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*stuff* is for italic formatting. To insert an actual *, type a backslash before the star: \*

But I suspect that you're looking for math formatting: $T^T^$ typed $T^*T^*$.

For more information, look at the bar with formatting buttons above the edit box, and follow the link to the help center.

  • $\begingroup$ T*T*T* I actually typed a T a \ and a * three times. Let's see... $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 28, 2016 at 13:32
  • $\begingroup$ Gilles, thanks, man! $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 28, 2016 at 13:33

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