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Re: Greek characters in label

  • To: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net
  • Subject: [mg460] Re: [mg448] Greek characters in label
  • From: Paul E Howland <PEHOWLAND at taz.dra.hmg.gb>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 09:16:59 +0200 (IST)

On Tue, 7 Feb 1995, Bill Titus wrote:

> I would like to include a greek letter in a frame label, mixed in
> with some text and numbers -- something like
> 
> FrameLabel -> {"t", "x", StringForm["w = ``", myVal], ""}
> 
> but where  w  would be the greek letter omega.  Is there a way to do
> this?

This question was asked before.  Luckily I saved the answer, so here it is:

: From Paul=Rubin%Management%Business at banyan.cl.msu.edu Mon Feb 13 
: 09:12:55 1995 Date: Mon, 6 JUN 94 13:22:57 EDT
: From: Paul=Rubin%Management%Business at banyan.cl.msu.edu
: To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
: Subject: re: Fonts in Plots
:
: roman scoccimarro <erscocci at midway.uchicago.edu> wrote:
:
: >I would like to use greek letters (as well as roman letters) and
: >subindexes when labelling plots, is there any way to do that?
:
: Actually, I just answered the same question on sci.math.symbolic 
: Friday.  An economy of scale! :)
:
: Use FontForm to specify the label, and use the PostScript "Symbol" font to
: get Greek letters.  Here's an example that labels the vertical axis "alpha":
:
: Plot[ x^2, {x, -5, 5}, AxesLabel -> {x, FontForm[ "a", {"Symbol", 10} ]} ]
:
: I'm not sure off-hand how you do sub/superscripts, but it can be done (as
: long as you're using PostScript for screen display and/or printing).  
: If you can't do them with FontForm[], try PostScript[].  Of course, 
: you'll have to know the equivalent characters to the Greek letters in 
: Symbol font or the PS codes for subs and supers.
:
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