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st: Quoted quotes

From   "Allan Reese (Cefas)" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Quoted quotes
Date   Mon, 5 Oct 2009 14:52:16 +0100

This may be trivial but I can't find it in help or manuals.  (Using v10
still), how can I include a quote character in the string of an
added-text on a graph?

The context is that having created a graph command that seems good, an
easy way to record the event is to highlight the command and copy it
inside a note:

scatter y x, ti(Record this) note("scatter y x, ti(Record this)" )

But if the command already includes a quoted string, the note matches
each quote to the preceding one, and doesn't nest them; they turn into
line breaks. It doesn't like Stata's compound quotes `".."' and my only
workaround so far is to replace each quote in the string with
`=char(147)' .. `=char(148)' which seems rather overkill. [147 and 148
actually print the same but might not always.]


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