[metapost] Umlaute with Metapost

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Mar 24 10:10:34 CET 2005

Hi Matthias,

Whether or not actual ä or ü works depends on your MetaPost & TeX
distribution (it works for me in 'plain TeX' mode, using the
mpost and tex executables from tetex 3.0).

The following should work unless latexmp.mp does really strange
things (but it is clumsy):

   histbarlabel_left("f\" & ditto & "acher");

That is: replace every
within the string with
	'" & ditto & "'

Greetings, Taco

Matthias Pospiech wrote:
> I cannot use Umlaute with Metapost. And the standard \"a cannot work because 
> of the ". Here is a example of my code. Hope you have an idea what to change.
> If I can write the Umlaute in a way LaTeX recognises them and they can be 
> written inside Metapost Code it would be ok too.

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