'Therefore' symbol incorrectly exports in .rtf

There is a ‘therefore’ symbol from logic, ‘∴’. When I compile to .rtf, this symbol turns into ‘4’ in the output .rtf.

Luca Struble

The compile to rtf exports ∴ fine for me with several fonts in OS X 10.6.8, whether I open the rtf in Nisus Writer Pro, TextEdit, Word 2011, or EagleFiler.


Try opening the the RTF file in a program like TextWranger (free) that only deals in plain-text, and searching for a phrase around where a ‘∴’ character should be. Is it an actual ‘4’ printed in there, or is there some \code? And yes, let us know what program you are using to read the RTF file.

I am on Lion, using Word 2008, Times New Roman. I think it’s a problem with some combination of Lion and Word 2008. When I open the exported .rtf in TextEdit, the '∴’s show up.

In TextWrangler, I found

\par }{\rtlch\fcs1 \af3 \ltrch\fcs0 \f3\ul\insrsid4394841 \loch\af3\dbch\af52\hich\f3 \u8756’34}{\rtlch\fcs1 \af0 \ltrch\fcs0 \f0\ul\insrsid4394841 \hich\af0\dbch\af52\loch\f0 something is in that cup and potable

The ‘∴’ is underlined here.