Angstrom symbol refuses to render correctly using TLatex!!

I am trying to make a plot where the axis label includes the symbol for Angstrom #AA. This symbol keeps getting rendered as the symbol for “approximately equal”, namely #approx. This macro used to work with ROOT 5.34.25 which is the version I had installed. I tried 6.06 but it doesn’t help. There must be something screwy on my MAC with rendering stuff from the Symbol font. Other symbols such as Greek letters are okay, although I haven’t done an exhaustive check. Any suggestions.


On mac with the latest ROOT version:

   TLatex *   tex = new TLatex(0.5,0.5,"#AA");

gives me:


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