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st: European Characters & Graphs

From   "Josip Dasovic" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: European Characters & Graphs
Date   Thu, 19 Dec 2002 20:55:34 -0700

I was hoping that someone might be able to suggest the simplest and/or most
efficient way of using European (specifically, Eastern European) characters
in Stata.  I have searched the obligatory places, and found nothing.
I am currently working with a dataset of Croatian villages, many of which
have diacritical marks (over (and through) c's, z's, s's and d's).  What I
have done in the past is to "insert" the letter I want (from an appropriate
font type) into an MS Word document, "copy" the letter and "paste" it into
the Stata Command window.  This, however, does not work for the character c
(both upper and lower case).  When I import a c (be it with a "hacek", or an
"accent aigu"--for those familiar with French), it simply reverts to the
normal c (without diacritical mark) in the Stata command window.  I can,
however, paste all the other letters with diacritical marks, without any

Furthermore, I am using hbar to graph certain properties of these villages,
and have the names of the villages as the legend on the y-axis.  Is there a
way to ensure that the eastern european characters make the journey from
dataset to legend in the graph unscathed and intact?

Thanks in advance for your help.


Josip Dasovic
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Brown University
Box 1844
Providence, RI 02906 USA

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