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Re: st: RE: RE: symbol for ">=" in graph text box

From   "Leny Mathew" <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: symbol for ">=" in graph text box
Date   Mon, 13 Oct 2008 13:29:25 -0400

True! Even hacking .ps doesn't work as if I open the .ps file as in
notepad and change the symbol using the one from the character map, I
still have to save it with ANSI coding. If I keep it as ANSI and force
it to save, the ">' disappears and the "=" remains. It doesn't look
like unicode is compatible with  .ps. I'll post a listing if I figure
out a way to this.


On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Nick Cox <> wrote:
> <>
> No, "over" does not capture the = bit.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
> Sent: 13 October 2008 17:40
> To:
> Subject: st: RE: symbol for ">=" in graph text box
> Hitherto in such cases I have used the word "over".
> Some people have saved to .eps and hacked the PostScript.
> Otherwise I agree with your general drift that it would be very nice if
> it were easier than it appears to be.
> Nick
> Leny Mathew
>                          I'm trying to include the 'correct' symbol
> for ">=" in the legend text box in a graph. Looking through the
> archives, I found Nick Cox's article on inserting awkward characters
> in stata which recommended using the 'char' command with the ASCII
> codes. This would have worked, but the ASCII code for ">=" comes under
> the extended list (code- 242) and this produces a different character
> which corresponds to 242 in the ANSI list. It looks like ">=" doesn't
> exist in the ANSI list!
> Another option was to use the method suggested by David Harrison in
> I could
> modify the font that I was using by replacing a least used character
> by the ">=" sign from the ASCII list
> I ran into trouble with this as I couldn't replace a character with
> the ">=" symbol.
> Is there any easy way of doing this? I would think that the symbol for
> ">=" would be commonly used in graphs and was under the impression
> that this would be a simple thing to do!
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