To: Matt Newville <newville@...189...>
Cc: Mayer Gerhard <gerhard.mayer@...466...>,
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 and an entry in
    > 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 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.