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st: RE: New version of -smileplot- on my website

From   Roger Newson <>
Subject   st: RE: New version of -smileplot- on my website
Date   Thu, 28 Nov 2002 14:30:00 +0000

At 13:59 28/11/02 +0000, Nick Cox wrote:

The particular issue is the correct
representation of Sidak's name, which
in TeX would be


i.e. hacek(*) or circumflex accent sitting on the S and
an acute accent on the a.

Using the same configuration as Roger, except Windows
XP, and Stata's own fonts, I find that

. di "Sid{c a'}k"

shows the accent correctly in the Results window, but
the corresponding element in a .hlp does not
show correctly in the Help window (Viewer).
The hacek(*) I don't know how to do.

(*) This word should itself be accented.

In my Stata, the command

. di "Sid{c a'}k"



to appear in the Results window. However, if I cut and paste this result from the Results window into an email, then it appears as


which appears as it should, at least in my email (I use Eudora Version 5.1 Light Mode). I don't know why this should be the case. However, I decided to make my .hlp robust to the possibility that users do not have a perfectly-working set of Stata windows, but do want to look up the References in my .hlp file.


Roger Newson
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Department of Public Health Sciences
King's College London
5th Floor, Capital House
42 Weston Street
London SE1 3QD
United Kingdom

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