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Re: CellLabel with special characters

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  • Subject: [mg15939] Re: CellLabel with special characters
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 23:34:05 -0500
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
  • References: <7a2b4c$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Alexander Otte wrote:

> is it possible to use special characters, e.g. greek letters in cell
> labels?
> CellLabel->"text\[Alpha]continued"
> does not work.

I don't think you can do this in a CellLabel.  You can do it via
CellTags or as a CellDingbat (which may do what you want?):

Cell["Text \[Alpha]", "Text",
  CellTags->"Text \[Alpha]",
  CellLabel->"Text \[Alpha]",
  CellDingbat->"Text \[Alpha]"]


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