I'm trying to paste the following question to no avail. Any idea of what I am doing wrong?

Some letters of the greek alphabet include alternative letters. For instance, we have \Phi, \phi and \varphi.

What is the purpose of the variant versions of these letters? Why are these not available for the entire greek alphabet?

Information about these symbols: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Mathematics#Greek_letters

The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List from CTAN does not mention their purpose either.

  • Did this occur on the TeX - LaTeX site? If so, why haven't you posted it on their meta? – Cody Gray Aug 23 '13 at 10:00
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    @CodyGray He doesn't have the necessary reputation there. You need 5 Rep to post on meta sites. – Ral Zarek Aug 23 '13 at 10:02
  • It did. It was a mistake. Is it possible to move it there or should I delete it here and repost on the correct place? – Daniel Aug 23 '13 at 10:02
  • @RalZarek Right, I got: "You must have at least 5 reputation on TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange to ask a question.". – Daniel Aug 23 '13 at 10:04
  • Must have been divine intervention. After a lot of tries the post was submitted on TeX - LaTeX. I did not change anything, just waited a couple of additional minutes. – Daniel Aug 23 '13 at 10:06
  • Ah, fair enough. Sorry, I didn't think to check your reputation on that site. A moderator can migrate this question to the TeX meta if they feel it is appropriate, but it's OK to ask it here, too. – Cody Gray Aug 23 '13 at 10:06

Should be working again in rev 2013.8.23.966

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