Static text and greek letter

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Hi,
how can I easy write "Set omega" into static text in GUI, where omega should be a greek letter?
Thanks for help

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 6 Apr 2013
Edited: Walter Roberson on 8 Apr 2013
The easiest is to use a text() control instead of uicontrol('Style','text'). For text() controls, see http://www.mathworks.co.uk/matlabcentral/answers/14751-greek-alphabet-and-latex-commands-not-a-question
If you must use a uicontrol, then unless there is a method at the java level, you cannot do it with Style 'text' or 'edit'. You can, however, use 'style' 'Push' with 'enable' 'off', and then use html, such as
h = uicontrol('Style', 'push', 'enable', 'off', 'units', 'norm', 'position', [0 0 1 .1], 'String','<FONT COLOR="red">hello &omega;')
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Miguel
Miguel on 17 Mar 2016
Do you know how to remove the border of that push button which is inside the uicontrol?

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Timothy Plummer
Timothy Plummer on 4 Jan 2017
So there is an easier way to do this, but you need to know the Unicode number for the character you want, and preferably in decimal notation. The simplest way would be to call the Unicode number, which is typically shown in hexadecimal, and call:
Unicode = ''; %%insert Unicode
char(hex2dec(Unicode))
Char will output the Unicode character which can be inserted into the uicontrol correctly. So the code you would need would be:
uicontrol('style','text','string',['Set ',char(hex2dec('3a9'))]);
Let me know if this helps.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 7 Mar 2017
Diaa: see https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/sprintf.html#input_argument_formatSpec and scroll to "Text Before or After Formatting Operators" in the Special Characters table, the entry
Character whose ASCII code is the hexadecimal number, N \xN

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