Re: Font changes on plots??

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg3663] Re: [mg3632] Font changes on plots??*From*: John Fultz <jfultz>*Date*: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 21:56:13 -0500*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> I am trying to get different fonts on the axes labels > and for for the numbers. On the screen, it will change > but when printed out it reverts back to the courier font. > I can get symbols to print out for and axis label, but this is it. > > Does anyone know how to get the font changes to print out??? Is it > the printer or the driver???? Any help would be very helpful. I > plan to use them in a TeX document and would like the fonts to be the > same. Also, can mathematica do super and subscripts???? just asking. > > > I appreciate any hints that anyone may have. > > > Thanks > > > Ryan McMahon > University of Tennessee This often happens when you use a font name that your computer recognizes but not the printer (especially if you're using a PostScript printer). The classic example of this is setting the font name to "Times". This works perfectly well on most computers, but you'll not find a single font called "Times" on most PostScript printers. The font name which corresponds to what we think of as "Times" is actually "Times-Roman". Thus if you used that name in your FontForm command or DefaultFont option, it would work just fine on both screen and printout. This happens because on most implementations of Mathematica (except for Windows), the graphic is not rendered for the PostScript printer by Mathematica, but is passed straight through in Mathematica's native PostScript representation. While this makes the printed graphic typically somewhat more accurate, it also means that Mathematica can't make sure that all of the font names are specified exactly as your printer needs them. Most PostScript printers have some kind of test mode or something where they can print out an example of every font loaded in the printer, with it's name. If you can obtain such a printout, I suggest you look at it for the exact font name you need to pass to Mathematica. If the font isn't even loaded on your printer, then you'll need to get it loaded. John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com Applications Group Wolfram Research, Inc. ==== [MESSAGE SEPARATOR] ====