Here is my code.

\begin{axis}[xlabel=Voltage,ylabel=Current,title=IV Characteristics of PV Module]
\node[label={Set 1}] at (axis cs:2,60){};
\node[label=Set 2] at (axis cs:2,150){};
\node[label=Set 3] at (axis cs:2,240){};
\node[label=Set 4] at (axis cs:2,305){};
\addplot table [x=v1,y=i1, col sep=comma,mark=none] {SolarCellIV.csv};
\addplot table [x=v2,y=i2, col sep=comma,mark=none] {SolarCellIV.csv};
\addplot table [x=v3,y=i3, col sep=comma,mark=none] {SolarCellIV.csv};
\addplot table [x=v4,y=i4, col sep=comma,mark=none] {SolarCellIV.csv};
\node at (axis cs:12,360) {Set 1: 44.9 degreeCelsius};

I want the symbol for Degree Celsius in place of the text. How do I do so?

  • Pls include complete (\begin document, \end document, \usepackage...) otherwise we can't run your code. – vaettchen Aug 2 '15 at 5:53

Just use \textdegree{}C

Attention, you need to say \usepackage{textcomp} in your document's preamble.

  • Forces OP to give up initial aim of having "no command layer between input and semantics". See my explanation of WYSIWYM vs WYSIWYG – user152148 Jan 23 '19 at 2:08
  • @JonWong if having "no command layer between input and semantics" is your personal aim, don't use tex – user177954 Jan 23 '19 at 13:29

Here are two other options:

\SI{44.9}{\celsius} % \usepackage{siunitx}

I prefer the second one (if siunitx is used anyway).

  • \celsius is enough for siunitx and you do not need math mode. – MaxNoe Aug 2 '15 at 12:59
  • I liked the first one better. One less package to load helps speeding up execution times when you are dealing with big projects. – ivbc Mar 4 '18 at 15:30

Most is said already, but it's worth mentioning, that $^\circ$ and \textdegree{} yield different symbols: circ vs textdegree

So either

44.9 \textcelsius{}



or if the exact typesetting is not important, this works as well:

$44.9\, ^\circ$C

If the curly brackets are omitted after \textdegree{} the space behind is ignored. \textdegree\ does the same job.


similar to @sergej, for using the siunitx package,

I use \SI{4.9}{\degreeCelsius}

or you can also use \usepackage{textcomp} and \textcelsius

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