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Re: How can I get an angstrom symbol in Octave?

From: Przemek Klosowski
Subject: Re: How can I get an angstrom symbol in Octave?
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:42:06 -0400
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On 9/21/19 10:06 PM, Brett Green wrote:
Now I'm wondering why using single vs. double quotes makes a difference... what's important, though, is that it works.

The single quotes are 'absolute' whereas double quotes allow interpolation of special characters like $ and backquote sequences, so \deg is seen as [\d e g] which is [d e g] because \d is not one of the anointed escapes.

So, you could use double quotes but you'd have to write it as "\\deg": the backslash escapes the second backslash so the backend receives the four-character string \deg.

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