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Re: Upright \[Micro] in AxesLabel

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  • Subject: [mg107412] Re: [mg107349] Upright \[Micro] in AxesLabel
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 04:40:23 -0500 (EST)
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There seems to be some general confusion about how to reproduce your problem.  I 
can't reproduce it either, but here's a bit of speculation.  Maybe what you were 
using wasn't \[Micro], but \[Mu].  They look similar, but the Mathematica 
rendering of \[Mu] (and all other Greek characters used in math) always has a 
slanted appearance, which is exactly what you're complaining about.

So...go back to your problem notebook and try retyping the character as 


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 03:35:34 -0500 (EST), Ulf-Dietrich Braumann wrote:
> Hello, how can I get an upright \[Micro] within AxesLabel?
> E.g.
> Plot[x^2,{x,0,9},AxesLabel->{"Time [d]","Height [\[Micro]m]"},LabelStyle-
> >{FontSize->20,FontSlant->Plain}]
> should demonstrate the problem. Just \[Micro] remains slanted.
> However, turning on bold typeface (this is not what I need)
> Plot[x^2,{x,0,9},AxesLabel->{"Time [d]","Height [\[Micro]m]"},LabelStyle-
> >{FontSize->20,FontSlant->Plain,FontWeight->Bold}]
> the \[Micro] appears upright
> Any idea how to obtain this for Fontweight->Plain ?
> Regards - Ulf-Dietrich

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