Thanks Sergiy,

using LaTeX, the following document, compiled and converted to .ps :

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{eurosym}

\begin{document}

\euro{}

\end{document}

shows a nice Euro symbol in GSview, but the actual code in the .ps file

is is bunch of lines (around 70 of them) like

D9D66F633B846A97B686A97E45A3D0AA052A014267B7904EB3C0D3BD0B83D891

016CA6CA4B712ADEB258FAAB9A130EE605E61F77FC1B738ABC7C51CD46EF8171

9098D5FEE67660E69A7AB91B58F29A4D79E57022F783EB0FBBB6D4F4EC35014F

D2DECBA99459A4C59DF0C6EBA150284454E707DC2100C15B76B4C19B84363758

469A6C558785B226332152109871A9883487DD7710949204DDCF837E6A8708B8

so I'm not sure is it is directly usable through a simple copy and paste...

I've read somewhere that the Euro symbol appeared in PS-Adobe-3.0 ; but

Stata (and dvips) produce PS-Adobe-2.0 code, so the problem might be

difficult to solve.

I'll stop bothering the list with non-Stata problems and just use the

word "Euro"...

Thanks again,

Antoine

Sergiy Radyakin wrote:

> Does GhostScript show the Euro symbol when it is output from other

> programs? Try TeX, and see if it works. If it does not, then it is not

> Stata related. If it does, check the file to see what TeX writes

> there, then do the same with your file.

>

> Regards, Sergiy Radyakin

>

> On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 12:15 PM, Antoine Terracol

> <

[hidden email]> wrote:

>> Thomas Speidel wrote:

>>> In your code graph title I see

>>>

>>> . ..., title(price in ?)

>>>

>>> I am not sure if the question mark I see in your cose is intentional or

>>> a consequence of different character/keyboard encoding.

>> keyboard encoding, sorry for this.

>>

>>

>>> The symbol for the Euro (in the ANSI encoding) is 0128. So it should be:

>>>

>>> .twoway scatter price mpg, title("price in `=char(0128)'")

>>>

>>> I can replicate your same results after the eps is created: that is I

>>> cannot see the Euro sign in the title in GSview. I suspect wildly that

>>> has more to do with the fonts and their encoding than Stata.

>>> Interestingly, if I place the copyright symbol in the title:

>>>

>>> twoway scatter price mpg, title("price in `=char(0169)'")

>>>

>>> The associated eps does display the Copyright symbol. One thing to

>>> mention is that the Euro symbol was added later as part of the ANSI so

>>> that may have something to do with it. I am sure someone has encoutered

>>> your same problem and can provide a solution.

>>>

>> Thank you very much for your explanation.

>>

>> If I look at the .eps file after creating the graph with -title("price

>> in `=char(0128)'")-, I can see that it has again been translated to

>> (price in \200).

>>

>> Interestingly, using the Copyright symbol, `=char(0169)' has been

>> translated to \251 in the .eps file.

>>

>> I think I'll just use the word "Euros" rather than the Euro symbol

>>

>> Thanks again,

>> Antoine

>>

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