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Re: Orientation of characters in FrameLabel

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  • Subject: [mg22040] Re: Orientation of characters in FrameLabel
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 02:38:21 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <87trkm$>
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this depend on your operating system. Some systems are not able to
display text that is rotatet by +- 90 degree. The PostScript output &
the printout are correct because PostScript can rotate a text string but
the operating system may only be able to display characters upright and
not rotated. In this case Mathematica "simulate" the rotated text by 
using upright characters in vertical direction.

You may switch to a modern computer with a less primitive operating
(i. e. not a Mac) or you may look at the simulated text rotation
and be happy with the correct printed graphics.

Hope that helps

"stephen e. schwartz" wrote:
> Hello again MathGroup:
> Buoyed by the success my previous query to this group brought, I wonder if
> someone out there can point out to me what I am doing wrong in FrameLabel.
> My instruction to Mathematica is
> ListPlot[tableOfPairsOfNumbers,  Frame -> True, AxesOrigin -> {0, 0},
>   FrameLabel -> {"x-label", "y-label"}]
> The x-label comes out fine.  The y-label has the characters in order bottom
> to top as expected, but each character is right side up, instead of having
> been rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise, so that the labels appear as:
> l
> e
> b
> a
> l
> -
> y
>           x-label
> Seems to be occurring systematically.
> I confess I am a newbie to Mathematica 4 and for that matter dont have much
> experience w Mathematica, so maybe (again) I am missing something obvious.
> (Mathematica, mac)
> Thanks in advance; a copy of any response to me, ses at, would be
> greatly appreciated
> steve

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