Why Matlab does not show the special characters (e.g.: 'ç' or º)

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Hello people,
My problem is, when I try to put special characters in matlab, it never shows the correct character.
e.g.: legend('Estação') is shows EstaÃSÃSo
What should I do ?
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Arthur Melo
Arthur Melo on 11 Aug 2013
@Açmae It works with letters but with symbols it doesn't work. Example: 167 --> º
>> char(167)
ans =
§
I don't know why :/

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 8 Aug 2013
Your example works for me on OS-X. What OS are you using? What font are you using?
Note: There is a different issue, which is that Unicode character positions beyond 255 will not work in MATLAB.
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Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 11 Aug 2013
@Arthur can you change the size or type face of the font (e.g., in the legend or title)?

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Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 9 Aug 2013
You may want to see this question. It appears that on Windows the windows-1252 character set is used while on Linux (and Mac) a different character set is used. As a work around you might be able to use the TeX/LaTeX interpreter.
legend({'Esta\c{c}\H{a}o'}, 'interpreter', 'latex')
Note that the {} around the string is needed in order to pass PV pairs (although the documentation is a little unclear about this).

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