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st: RE: Special characters in Stata graphics


From   "Schaffer, Mark E" <M.E.Schaffer@hw.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Special characters in Stata graphics
Date   Wed, 13 Dec 2006 13:09:12 -0000

Kit,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Kit Baum
> Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:58 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Special characters in Stata graphics
> 
> Nick's advice from Stata Tip 6
> 
> Let us see how this works by considering the problem of 
> inserting awkward characters in your Stata graphs, say as 
> part of some plot or axis title. Some examples of possibly 
> useful characters are
> 
> char(133) ellipsis
> char(134) dagger
> char(135) double dagger
> char(169) copyright
> char(176) degree symbol
> char(177) plus or minus
> char(178) superscript 2
> char(179) superscript 3
> char(181) micro symbol
> char(188) one-fourth
> char(189) one-half
> char(190) three-fourths
> char(215) multiply
> ...
> 
> is Windows-specific. These are not the correct mappings for 
> Mac OS X.  
> Furthermore one cannot change the default font used for a 
> given Stata window type in Mac OS X.

Do you mean that in Mac OS X you can't change the default font, or that
you can't change the font at all?

I ask because the advice I offered about Cyrillic becomes unworkable if
the font for the results window can't be changed.

--Mark

> Stata Tip 6 failed to 
> mention that the proposed approach is platform-specific.
> 
> 
> Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
> http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
> An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
> http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html
> 
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