To: Matt Newville <newville@...189...>
Cc: Mayer Gerhard <gerhard.mayer@...466...>,
<matplotlib-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
Subject: Re: AW: [Matplotlib-users] French characters
From: John Hunter <jdhunter@...4...>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 15:49:57 -0600

"Matt" == Matt Newville <newville@...189...> writes:

> Sorry for the confusion, that's not what I meant. I think
> that the acute sign would have to be added to the list of
> symbols that mathtext can handle. That would probably mean
> both special code in mathtext.py and an entry in
> _mathtext_data.py. I'm not sure what the right entry in the
> font table would be, as I don't understand the entries in
> the latex_to_bakoma dictionary in _mathtext_data.py at all.

I just added support for accents in general to mathtext. The
following accents are provided: \hat, \breve, \grave, \bar, \acute,
\tilde, \vec, \dot, \ddot. All of them have the same syntax, eg to
make an overbar you do \bar{o} or to make an o umlaut you do \ddot{o}.

Is there any reason why we can't use the usual TeX symbols for the accents, e.g.: \'{e} for acute accent, \`{e} for grave, \"{a} for umlaut, etc.?

There has been an attempt to introduce LaTeX commands into Powerpoint at some point (some package from Stanford I believe, called TeXPoint). It produces nice equations but very few use it simply because the commands aren't standard TeX.

Dominique