I know you can insert Greek letters in Igor using the Symbol font, but it would be really awesome for all Greek letters (both uppercase and lowercase) to be available in Special-> Character. In a scientific field we use them a lot as a one-off for a word (ie D_alpha.)
We're working on a new version of Igor that'll be a full Unicode program.
That will make all Greek letters available in all Igor text: both graph/graphics and programming text.
In the meantime, perhaps try this LaTeX package:
Software Engineer, WaveMetrics, Inc.
I have a related question.
When setting the appropriate scale for a plot, the units appear for the axis label - in my case microseconds, and the mu is very pretty (matching font).
When I want to use units in a textbox or elsewhere I have been using:
mu is available in both standard Macintosh and Windows Roman (a.k.a. Western) fonts. Unlike most non-ASCII characters, it has the same code on both platforms (181 decimal, B5 hexadecimal). Execute this in Igor:
This is how Igor generates the mu in an axis label. It uses whatever font is selected for the axis label. By default this is Geneva on Macintosh and Arial on Windows.
Beautiful, thank you.
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