Why does input() display this string improperly?

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I'm curious about displaying unusual characters via the char() command and how these strings behave when passed to input().
For example, this string displays the Greek character Omega at the command line, but the same string passed through input() does not. Is this a limitation of input() or some bug resulting from locale settings?
>> str = ['Value ' char(937) ' ? ']
str =
Value Ω ?
>> input(str)
Value ?
Currently running R2015b.

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Marc Jakobi
Marc Jakobi on 5 Oct 2016
It must be a bug. It seems to be fixed in Matlab R2016b.
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Marc Jakobi
Marc Jakobi on 11 Oct 2016
Edited: Marc Jakobi on 11 Oct 2016
Actually, it may have something to do with the fonts you have installed or the regional settings, as explained here.

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Matthew Eicholtz
Matthew Eicholtz on 5 Oct 2016
I could not reproduce your error, but I am using R2016a, so maybe that is the reason.
As an alternative, try:
str = sprintf('Value %s ?',char(937));
input(str);
Does that produce the desired result?
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Nicholas
Nicholas on 5 Oct 2016
Same error, unfortunately. Sounds like an R2015b bug. Thanks for the attempt!

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