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st: RE: Other characters in graph labels

From   "Marcelo Villafani" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: Other characters in graph labels
Date   Sun, 25 Mar 2007 12:10:39 -0400

I think the easiest way is to define a local macro with the desired
non-English character and then call it when you are labeling the variable.
For instance to display "year" written in Spanish:

local enie=char(241)
label variable fecha "A`enie'o"

I use -asciiplot- to map the ascii code characters (you can install it from

For more details check these great references:

Cox N.J. (2006). Thirty-three Stata tips. College Station,
TX: Stata Press.

Cox N.J. (2004). Stata tip 6: Inserting awkward characters into the plot.
The Stata Journal 4(1): 95-96.



Marcelo Villafani-Ibarnegaray
Rural Finance Program
Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210

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