Re: fractions as axes-labels?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg20142] Re: fractions as axes-labels?*From*: Robert <robert at gte.tuwien.ac.at>*Date*: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 03:05:03 -0400*Organization*: Vienna University of Technology, Austria*References*: <7se534$qqs@smc.vnet.net> <7shpdd$1qi@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

"P.J. Hinton" wrote: > In article <7se534$qqs at smc.vnet.net>, Robert <robert at gte.tuwien.ac.at> writes: > > >I can't get any fractions as labels on axes, e.g. > > > >Plot[Sin[t],{t,0,2 Pi}, > >AxesLabel->{None,HoldForm[TraditionalForm[t/T]]}] > > > >doesn't work. with "why the beep" I get the answer: > > > >" the stretchable character xxx in the xxx font has a repeating piece > >that is zero size ", > > > >but if I change the font, it still doesn't work. right now I have a > >mathematica-book on my desk, where much more complicated examples are > >shown, so in principle it should work. has anybody an idea what I do > >wrong? > > I suspect that the piece of this puzzle that is making the front > end wig out is the fraction bar, though I cannot be absolutely > certain why. > > I was not able to reproduce the error message you describe on > a Mathematica 4.0.1 front end running under X Window/Linux. > > Changing the font used with TextStyle or something similar > won't help because the fraction bar is drawn from the > Math fonts that come with Mathematica and are used regardless > of choice of text font. > > When you say "doesn't work," does that mean that the front end > does not create a cell containing the graphic? If so, what is > returned by evaluating the expression above? all letters are written on the same spot. but i think it some problem with my nt- installation, because if i take a look at the font using the standard windows tool, it looks different than on other pc's, even when i inspect the same file! (i also found ot that the line doesn't work on my pc, but it seems to work on all other .. strange ...) robert