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Re: AxesLabel with greek letter

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  • Subject: [mg19456] Re: AxesLabel with greek letter
  • From: paulh at (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 01:25:21 -0400
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <7pl8p7$> <7ps54c$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <7ps54c$jpf at>, hans.steffani at (Hans Steffani) writes:

>hans.steffani at (Hans Steffani) writes:
>>I want to label an axis with greek letter like
>>AxesLabel->{"c", "\lambda"}.
>>How can this be done?
>Yesterday I was told about
>which makes fine lambdas in the Notebook. But I have to export my
>graphic to an epsfile with
> Display[StringJoin[name, ".eps"], graphik, "eps"]
>which does not produce the lambda.

What do you mean by the phrase "does not produce"?

If you mean one of the following:

1) I insert the resulting EPS file in my favorite document
preparation tool and then print the document on a printer,
and I find that the Greek character is replaced with a lower-
case "l" in a generic font like Courier.

2) I open the EPS file in an onscreen previewer like Ghostview,
GSView, or gv, and I find that the Greek character is replaced
with a lowercase "l" in a generic font like Courier.

These problems have a common root.  The device or application
that is rendering the PostScript is failing to locate the 
appropriate Type 1 font from the Math1 family from which the
Greek character is drawn.

The preferred solution is to configure the device or application
to access the needed fonts as requested.  There are tips for 
doing this on Wolfram Research's Technical Support website.

If neither of these solutions is desirable, you can also opt to
embed the needed Math fonts in the EPS file.  There is now a utility
on MathSource for doing this.

Be sure to read over the documentation to ensure that you are using
the software properly.

The utility does not subset the Math fonts, so this results in EPS
files that are substantially larger in size.  If you are working with
a large collection of graphics, you may want to avoid this as a 

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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