Advice on using Unicode
Stata is Unicode (UTF-8) aware. This means that you can include accented
á è í ô ü ý ç ...
£ ¥ € ≤ ≥ ≠ ∑ ...
and even include non-Latin characters,
You may include them in your .dta files, do-files, ado-files, and other
All of Stata is Unicode aware. You may use Unicode for variable names,
labels, data, and anywhere else you wish. And, it means that when you
share data, others will see what you see.
You need to translate your .dta files, ado-files, and do-files if you are
migrating from Stata 13 or earlier and if you previously used extended
ASCII to include accented characters, special symbols, or non-Latin
characters in your Stata files.
See the command unicode translate.
Plain ASCII files do not need translating. Modern Stata will work even
with old datasets using extended ASCII, but the extended ASCII characters
will not display correctly.
Learn more about using Unicode in Stata:
See [U] 12.4.2 Handling Unicode strings.