[R] italic greek symbols

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 31 21:00:56 CEST 2007

On Tue, 31 Jul 2007, Martin Henry H. Stevens wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> I am using R 2.5.1 on a Mac OS X 10.4.9, via ESS.
> I would like to try to get an italic mu onto a plot axis label. I
> note that in a previous email,
> (Thu, 4 May 2006 19:41:41 +0100 (BST)), Brian Ripley wrote,
> "There is no italic symbol font available on most devices. So unless you
> try to plot Greek (not math symbol Greek) you are out of luck. "
> How does one plot Greek, or is there now another solution?

Use the appropriate Unicode characters.  Lower case mu is \u03bc.
Whether this works depends on the device and locale (as I said before)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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