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Re: Font changes on plots??

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  • Subject: [mg3671] Re: [mg3632] Font changes on plots??
  • From: j-guyer at (Jon Guyer)
  • Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 21:57:37 -0500
  • Organization: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <4jqpu4$i91 at>, "Cecile Souche"
<souche at> wrote:

> >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 would be interessed too if someone had the solution...

The TeX Computer Modern fonts are available in a variety of forms: Y&Y has
commercial versions. BaKoMa and Paradissa are free(?) versions, available
on CTAN (<>, <>, and
<> are the canonical sites and
<> is a nice WWW interface into them)

As far as super/sub-scripts, changing fonts midstream, and all the rest
involved in making publication quality plots: I gave up on Mma a long time
ago. I now use Mma for exploratory analysis of my equations and
calculation of characteristic curves; I then shunt those curves over to
Igor Pro on a PMac for proper plotting. I made this rather drastic shift
after a hellish night of trying to get plots ready for a conference, where
I had to resort to literal cutting and pasting to get what I wanted. Never

For the life of me, I do not understand the pathological fear of proper
text handling that is clearly possessed by anyone who's even thought of
programming a plotting package. Mathematica sucks, Kaleidagraph sucks,
every package I've ever seen on a PC sucks... for that matter, Igor sucks;
it just sucks less than the rest.

Jonathan E. Guyer
Dept. of Materials Science                         Zairyoo Kagakka
Northwestern University                        Noosuesutan Daigaku


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