in case someone has the same problem as me -- to display accented
letters in matplotlib -- this is how to do it:
# -*- coding: iso-8859-2; -*-
from pylab import *
title(u'some accented letters: ěščřžýááíé')
Important is "use('GTK')" (Agg backend only shows rectangles instead of
accented letters) and "title(u'some..." (the "u" -- without it it
doesn't work either).
You can save the figure to *.png, unfortunately saving to *.eps or *.ps
doesn't work (even using different backend).