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Re: Ampersand in graphics text?

From: Vic Norton
Subject: Re: Ampersand in graphics text?
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:51:15 -0400

> On Oct 20, 2016, at 6:45 AM, Vic Norton <address@hidden> wrote:
> I would like to write bold faced
> text in a figure, but it comes out as
> with the instruction
>  text(25, 18, "RWR & SCHH”, “fontsize”, 12, “fontweight”, “bold”);
> How can I write an ampersand in an Octave figure?

> On Oct 20, 2016, at 7:07 AM, Nir Krakauer <address@hidden> wrote:
> The & shows up for me (with Octave 4.0.3). ​Maybe you can try to add a 
> backslash: \&

I was running Homebrew’s Octave 4.2.0-rc2 on a Mac. Now I have upgraded to 
Octave 4.2.0-rc2_1. There is a slightly improvement in the upgrade:
  text(25, 18, "RWR & SCHH”, “fontsize”, 12, “fontweight”, “bold”);
now shows up as
The " & “ is now interpreted as a single space. Backslash ampersand produces 
the same result.

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