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Print Latex/Greek-Chars to Commandline

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Mark Whirdy
Mark Whirdy on 25 Jul 2013
Edited: Anurag Gupta on 21 Nov 2017
Is it possible to fprintf a string to commandline which includes latex characters (I know its possible on figures etc).
The below snippet doesn't work but maybe there's a clever workaround?
a = 45; fprintf(['\lambda=',num2str(a)])
Daniel below mentions a possible HTML to LaTeX workaround - does anyone have a solution in this vain?
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Pietro
Pietro on 12 Dec 2015
Hi, sorry i'm a kinda late :). However i was looking for an answer to the same question and (since Matlab supports HTML code) i tried typing the following lines:
charlambda=char(955); %HTML numeric entity for lambda
a=45;
lambda_string=[num2str(charlambda),' = ', num2str(a),'\n'];sprintf(lambda_string)

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Mark Whirdy
Mark Whirdy on 26 Jul 2013
Mathworks support:
Thank you for contacting Mathworks.
The feature of typing Greek letter from MATLAB command line is not available in the current releases of MATLAB, this is because that MATLAB is using windows-1252 as its Default Character Set, and from the link below you will see the Greek letters are not included in this Character Set.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows-1252>
For more reading about this topic, you can refer to the link below:

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Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 25 Jul 2013
Yes and no. The commandline does not have a LaTeX interpreter so so you cannot pass it LaTeX code. The commandline does handle HTML so if you can go from LaTeX to HTML you can get there. For your case the workaround is simplier:
a = 45; fprintf(['λ=',num2str(a), '\n'])
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