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Preibie February 24, 2009 09:00

paraview greek symbols

I use since some months paraview. I want to use greek symbols in the toggle color legend. Should I use a special syntax ore must I install a package?

thanks for helping

nihil November 4, 2010 06:30

math and greek fonts in paraview
hi there!

I want to use math and greek characters in my paraview files too.
does anyone know how to do that?


tonkiplis January 11, 2012 10:48


I am trying to do the same, were you able to solve this issue?



wyldckat January 15, 2012 10:31

Greetings to all!

I suppose you guys haven't been using an online search engine ;)

Here's what I found out:
edit: Nonetheless, this seemed to have been introduced into VTK back in 2009: - but it doesn't seem to have been brought to ParaView.

Best regards,

wyldckat February 13, 2013 06:58

This is a very old thread, but in order to keep things in the same place, here's an update on this situation:

ParaView 3.98.1 is now available for download (( [...]

Some of the major fixes are:
- Math-text in annotation: ParaView 3.98.0 introduced support to add annotations with math-text. This release extends on that capability to support math-text in several annotations including Text source, chart titles, scalar bars. Simply use $<math-text>$as the text to use. Anything within the $...$ symbols will be treated as math-text and rendered using matplotlib.

I haven't tested this yet, so I don't know to what extent this will work.

Best regards,

lt.quibbler December 24, 2014 08:32

Thanks for the hint, Bruno!

Worked perfectly for me. Paraview version 4.1.0.


heliana60 June 17, 2015 05:25

latex paraview
Hi there,

hi did you make this work? it does not work for me,


wyldckat June 17, 2015 14:42


Originally Posted by heliana60 (Post 550720)
hi did you make this work? it does not work for me,

Quick questions:
  1. Which ParaView version are you using?
  2. How was that ParaView version installed?
  3. What steps did you do for using this feature?

heliana60 June 18, 2015 04:47

Hi Bruno,

1. Paraview version 4.1.0 64bits
I downloaded Paraview from wget

then I compiled OpenFoam and the Paraview with ./makeParaView4 and then I do:
cd $FOAM_UTILITIES/postProcessing/graphics/PV4Readers

3. For using this feature I put the symbols between dollar signs when I want to include a text or a legend, is it supposed to be like this? :(

Thank you for replying !


wyldckat August 18, 2015 16:20

Hi Heliana,

Sorry for the late reply, but only today did I finally manage to look into this.

The detail is that since this feature requires "matplotlib", this means that you need to build ParaView with the Python integration.
Therefore, either:
Best regards,

heliana60 August 19, 2015 07:47

Hi Bruno!

I managed in the end :) I had to set the python library manually in the paraview compiler, and now it works fine :)

thank you for answering !


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