today is pi approximation day - an approximate value for pi being 22/7 - thats the way the date is written in the british format ... of course the actual pi day is march 14 = 3/14 in the US format = 3.14 (widely used value for pi).
as a fine point of interest, the first 64 digits of pi are 3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 592 .. .. ..
[i have tried to use < f o n t face="Symbol"> < / f o n t> - tag for writing p in the symbol font - why doesnt it show up that way? still shows up as p .... any suggestions?]
[the "symbol" font works fine on IE - does not with mozilla, netscape, firefox. i have used prashant's suggestion, although it looks quite ugly (again. only on non-IE browsers!)... ]