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st: Do the symbols lorted in -[G-4] text- have consistent Unicodes?

From   "Roger B. Newson" <>
To   "" <>
Subject   st: Do the symbols lorted in -[G-4] text- have consistent Unicodes?
Date   Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:04:49 +0000

I have a query about the Greek letters and math symbols available in Stata graphics, and listed in -[G-4] text- under "Full list of SMCL tags useful in graph text". Do these have Unicode numbers consistent between operating environments? Or do they correspond to different Unicodes in different operating environments, and/or even look a bit different between Windows, Unix and MacOS?

I ask because I would like, ideally, to be able to use them in automatically-generated tables (or maybe even in automatically generated text) in automatically-generated RTF documents, such as the ones produced using my own SSC package -rtfutil-. I can look up individual Greek letters on the Unicode site at

but I would prefer to be able to insert, at will, all the symbols available in Stata graphs, especially when presenting the same information as a plot and as a table in the same document. I haven't managed (so far) to find any information on this kind of thing on -help undocumented-.

Best wishes


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
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