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duckman
12-19-2012, 09:39 AM
Like the title says I need a pi sign I've checked all the fonts, goggled it and when I find what I need bring it up and when I go to print it sign changes into what looks like side view of a table π . I need the fancy pi sign, would love it if I could find one that fills a standard sheet of paper its going to be a Xmas gift. Thanks in advance Tom (duckman)

Highpower
12-19-2012, 09:53 AM
π

ALT-227 on your numeric keypad, Font - Comic Sans MS

Abner
12-19-2012, 10:31 AM
http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa477/mfnsy/DSCN8361.jpg

davidh
12-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Well. i'll be d***** !



π

ALT-227 on your numeric keypad, Font - Comic Sans MS

Jaakko Fagerlund
12-19-2012, 10:56 AM
How about just go to Wikipedia or Google images and rip it from there as an image?


Comic Sans MS
In the name of graphic designer / developer / illustrator / etc. gods, please, PLEASE do not use that font anywhere. Thank you for your co-operation :)

Highpower
12-19-2012, 11:12 AM
How about just go to Wikipedia or Google images and rip it from there as an image?


.... or that. ;)

Barrington
12-19-2012, 11:35 AM
1: Google pi symbol
2: Click Images
3: Click Search Tools
4: Click Any Size dropdown
5: Select what size images you want. e.g. 'Larger than 2MP'

Plenty to choose from.

Cheers

.

philbur
12-19-2012, 11:40 AM
Copy and paste this:

π

PS: I think you need to maintain the font type.

duckman
12-19-2012, 11:57 AM
Thanks guys got what I needed from tiff download.

beanbag
12-19-2012, 06:22 PM
just type 3.14

duckman
12-19-2012, 07:09 PM
Beanbag thanks but this is going to be a present for an engineer friend she graduated cum laude from WPI .

elf
12-19-2012, 07:17 PM
Beanbag thanks but this is going to be a present for an engineer friend she graduated cum laude from WPI .
Tell her she will need a masters degree to get the rest of the digits :)

PixMan
12-19-2012, 07:50 PM
Tell her she will need a masters degree to get the rest of the digits :)

Nonsense. She is an engineer is a world of men. She doesn't need an additional degree. She needs a strong will because she'll have to prove every day that she can be both a woman and a good engineer, something a guy with the same sheepskin never has to do. ;)

Black_Moons
12-19-2012, 09:16 PM
just type 3.14

Nah he wanted it big enough to fill a whole page!

3.1415926535897932384626433832795

Hogridnfool
12-19-2012, 09:17 PM
The symbol is also in Character Map. Enter Greek pi into the search for: field.

bobw53
12-19-2012, 09:54 PM
3.14 does not compute for a WPI graduate. Really fun school, I loved having the radiation detectors in the class room because you were literally sitting on top
of a nuclear reactor.

Just to prove what nerds we all were, here is the fight song.

WPI Fight Song

E to the x
D-Y, D-X
E to the x
D-X.
Cosine, Secant, Tangent, Sine
3.14159
E-I, Radical, Pi
Fight 'em, Fight 'em, WPI!

This is painful, but the only thing I could find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzaGibfwQxU

Machine
12-19-2012, 10:29 PM
Beanbag thanks but this is going to be a present for an engineer friend she graduated cum laude from WPI .

Engineers typically don't make a big deal out of pi; mathematicians do. Sure, it's very important, but it's not obsessed over. What degree did she get? You might want to think of something more specific to her degree. For instance, Maxwell's equations are big in EE. Planck's constant is big in EE and physics. Rydberg's Gas constant in physics, chemistry and aerospace engineering. Avogadro's number for chemistry. F=ma is huge in Mechanical and aerospace engineering. Etc.

oldtiffie
12-20-2012, 12:01 AM
If it were me, I'd be using pi = 3.1416 or 22/7 (~3.143) which is plenty near enough most times in most shop - unless roots of pi are required or pi is raised to "powers" when a more rigorous approach may be needed.

duckman
12-20-2012, 12:07 AM
Well I'll tell everyone the gift is going to be a large pi sign painted with brown puffy paint it will be delivered in a nicely wrapped box and she will be told to be very careful because its a "chocolate pi" LOL LOL LOL.

Paul Alciatore
12-20-2012, 12:45 AM
I heard that pie are round.

CCWKen
12-20-2012, 01:03 AM
If it's that special, forget the brown paint and use real chocolate.

John Stevenson
12-20-2012, 04:16 AM
http://askchefs.net/attachment.php?aid=1909

Lew Hartswick
12-20-2012, 08:19 AM
I heard that pie are round.



If you believe that, you never ate in a GI chow hall. :-)
...lew...

Jaakko Fagerlund
12-20-2012, 11:39 AM
A little OT, but pi is a really useful number when on the shop floor, be it designing things, machining things or figuring out how much something costs to produce.

Designing - you will need approximately pi times the number of parts of A4 paper to design it.

Machining - it takes pi times what ever you thought it would take in working hours.

Pricing - just multiply it with pi and call it even.

Toolguy
12-20-2012, 12:20 PM
Ha! All my quoting of jobs just got a lot easier! That's pretty much how it ends up.:cool:

Machine
12-20-2012, 12:37 PM
Pi's mathematical proof that what comes a round goes a round. :)

Wirecutter
12-20-2012, 12:42 PM
I once had a math instructor from Texas. When anyone quoted the formula for the area inside a circle ("pi r squared"), he always replied:

"No. Pie are round. Cornbread are squared."

:D

kyfho
12-20-2012, 08:56 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U_AM_Ng2uBc/UHlfBhOSUnI/AAAAAAAAL3s/et1N_cq1LXQ/s1600/pipie.jpg