rendering strings with a ")" in an eps image

Thank you for spotting this. I fixed it in CVS.

Great! Thanks.

    > John: my fix contains the fancy expression

    > re.sub(r"[^ -~\n]", lambda x: r"\%03o"%ord(,
    > s)

    > to quote all non-ASCII characters. Is this safe with all
    > supported Python versions or do I need to be more portable
    > here?

It looks valid to me across 2.2 - 2.4. The best solution though, is
to test it. How about a unit test called "whacky_chars" which makes
titles, xlabels and ylabels as if they came from a foul-mouthed comic
strip character. We could add this to unit test dir and test it
across backends.