Using accented text in matplotlib

Matplotlib supports accented characters via TeX mathtext or unicode.

Using mathtext, the following accents are provided: \hat, \breve, \grave, \bar, \acute, \tilde, \vec, \dot, \ddot. All of them have the same syntax, e.g. \bar{o} yields "o overbar", \ddot{o} yields "o umlaut". Shortcuts such as \"o \'e \`e \~n \.x \^y are also supported.

  • $\ddot{o}\acute{e}\grave{e}\hat{O}\breve{i}\bar{A}\tilde{n}\vec{q}$
  • GISCARD CHAHUTÉ À L'ASSEMBLÉE
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

# Mathtext demo
fig, ax = plt.subplots()
ax.plot(range(10))
ax.set_title(r'$\ddot{o}\acute{e}\grave{e}\hat{O}'
             r'\breve{i}\bar{A}\tilde{n}\vec{q}$', fontsize=20)

# Shorthand is also supported and curly braces are optional
ax.set_xlabel(r"""$\"o\ddot o \'e\`e\~n\.x\^y$""", fontsize=20)
ax.text(4, 0.5, r"$F=m\ddot{x}$")
fig.tight_layout()

# Unicode demo
fig, ax = plt.subplots()
ax.set_title("GISCARD CHAHUTÉ À L'ASSEMBLÉE")
ax.set_xlabel("LE COUP DE DÉ DE DE GAULLE")
ax.set_ylabel('André was here!')
ax.text(0.2, 0.8, 'Institut für Festkörperphysik', rotation=45)
ax.text(0.4, 0.2, 'AVA (check kerning)')

plt.show()

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 1.190 seconds)

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