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superscript and subscript for figure 'name'

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IISc geetha
IISc geetha on 27 Nov 2012
Commented: Jan on 29 Jun 2017
Dear All, Can somebody tell me how to write alphanumeric superscript and subscript in figure property 'name'.
i want to write abc^{2} and abc_{1}
I have tried figure('name','abc^{2}abc_{1});
But ^,{,},_ appears in the screen instead of superscript and subscript...
can somebody help...
thanks in advance...


srinivas on 29 Jun 2017
How to write supersript and subscript
Jan on 29 Jun 2017
@srinivas: Please open a new thread for a new question. Then mention, where the text should appear. It matters if it is the figure title, a uicontrol or a text object.

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Answers (3)

Jan on 27 Nov 2012
There is no LaTeX interpreter for the figure name.
But depending on the used font, you can use Unicode characters for ^{2}^and ^{3}:
This is "U+00B2" and can be reached on a Windows keyboard by Alt+0178. But I do not know a method for _{1} and if the users changes the screen font, you might get strange characters. Therefore I would avoid special characters in the name of the figure, which appears in the winfow border. It is much better to write such detailed information in the figure's content, e.g. using title() or text().


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IISc geetha
IISc geetha on 27 Nov 2012
Is there any other method...
how to write SHM^{2} using unicode characters... can you please also tell me the command figure('name',????)....
pls help


Jan on 27 Nov 2012
Of course you can use the Unicode characters "SHM^{2}". Then the title of the figure will be "SHM^{2}". But the title bar does not allow to use LaTeX formatting. And there is no other method, except you want to modify the renderer of the operating system.
What do you want to know about the "figure('name', 'The name')"? I suggest to type this in the command line, such that you can see what happens immediately.
IISc geetha
IISc geetha on 27 Nov 2012
Sir, what is the exact command that I should write so that i can see SHM^2 as the name.(I want to see SHM superscript 2)...
i tried writing figure('name','U+00B2').....It displays U+00B2...This didnt work...Am i missing any command or...
I tried using figure('name','SHM^2','font','arial')...but this doesn't work pls Help me
Matt Fig
Matt Fig on 27 Nov 2012
IISc, what is confusing here? Jan has told you twice that there is no command to write so that you can get what you want.

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Thierry Dalon
Thierry Dalon on 19 Sep 2013
Edited: Thierry Dalon on 19 Sep 2013
Copy/paste the upperscript character:


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