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Re: FrameLabel rotation wrong

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  • Subject: [mg24408] Re: FrameLabel rotation wrong
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 00:58:07 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <8kjd1s$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


your operating system has not the fonts to display a
rotated graphics correct. So Mahematica "simulate" the
rotated text (that is easy in PostScript) by using the 
unrotated letters. Print the graphics or switch to a
other OS to see it.


Al Koedl wrote:
> Dear Mathematica experts,
> Whenever I try to put FrameLabels on one of my Plots, e.g.
> "Plot[x,{x,0,10},Frame->True,FrameLabel->{"foo","bar"}], Mathematica
> rotates *every single letter* of the y axis label, written from bottom
> up. So, the output looks approximately like this:
> r      /
> a     /
> b    /
>     /
>    /
>             foo
> What I want is the *word* "bar" rotated by 90 degrees. I experimented
> with option RotateLabel, but all I got was unrotated labels or the same
> output as above. What can I do?
> -- Al

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