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st: Spanish characters in variable names?

From   "Anderson, Bradley J" <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: Spanish characters in variable names?
Date   Wed, 19 Jul 2006 12:10:10 -0400

I've been asked to analyze data from an Access database which was written in
Spanish.  I used StatTransfer version 8.0 (updated) to convert the data
tables to Stata.  I'm currently using Stata 8.2 and all current updates have
been installed.  Variable naming conventions were not quite what I'd like
and some variable names include special characters.  E.g., razón_notas.
This variable shows up in the variables window with this name.  I was able
to rename this variable by:

1) typing rename in the command window,
2) clicking on razón_notas in the variables window, and
3) then adding the new name.

Is there any way of entering this name directly into either the command
window or a .do file directly?  My work around is basically to copy and
paste for each special character.  The problem is there are lots of
variables with special characters and I'm trying to automate the process.

Apologies if this has been covered, but my searchs have not turned up any



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