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Re: Special characters in the axis label?

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  • Subject: [mg80743] Re: Special characters in the axis label?
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:44:43 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fb5olv$92s$>

You could always use something like

Superscript[M, \[Prime]][i] // TraditionalForm

I have always thought it was a deficiency of Mathematica that there was not 
a special prime character that placed the prime at the correct level. There 
is a prime (and double prime) character that is entered  by esc ' esc or 
\[Prime]. However, the prime sits on the floor instead of at the correct 


So this is generally useless. Primed symbols are extremely common in both 
textbooks and research papers. The should be easily available, and could be, 
without having to resort to Superscript or bring in the Notation package.

David Park
djmpark at

"Krzysztof Lebecki" <lebecki-hates-SPAM at> wrote in message 
news:fb5olv$92s$1 at
> Hi everybody,
> I want to make a plot with cute axis labels. That is easy, if I stick with
> simple function name, like M(i). Publication standards require that both 
> "M"
> and "i" should be italic here, so following code works well:
> ListPlot[{1, 2, 3}, PlotStyle -> PointSize[0.04], AxesLabel ->
> TraditionalForm /@ {i, M[i]}];
> Now, for comparison, I want a plot of different function with a _prime_
> sign: M'(i). As you can imagine, I have no idea what to do to get it.
> BTW, I already solved a problem how to show a convolution of two 
> functions,
> (M*N)(i). I just use the star sign not from the keyboard but from the
> BasicTypesetting palette. This solutions does not work in the "prime"
> problem, however :(
> Any suggestions?
> TIA, Kris

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