degree symbol "bug"

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg23483] degree symbol "bug"*From*: king at dircon.co.uk (Nigel King)*Date*: Fri, 12 May 2000 22:54:23 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Dear Users, I typically write papers in LaTeX (pdftex on CMacTeX Macintosh) and distribute them in pdf form. The results of mathematical work is often graphical. I create a pdf graph (Mathematica 4.01) by edit->save selection as->EPS (other methods like Export are unreliable), correct the bounding box error and distill the result using Acrobat 4.05. The results are nearly always excellent. A bug which I have never been able to fix is the degree symbol finshes up as an inverted exclamation mark. All other "symbols" that I have tried have been successful, it is just the degree symbol that I have not made work. I have tried changing the encoding but have not understood how that moves throught the various processes described above. The symbol appears in the Mathematica Postscript as \\241. It appears in the same form in the eps file. I normally use "Times-Roman" as the font but courier exhibits the same problem. As a temporary "fix" I have changed the degree symbol to the power of an emptysmallcircle Any answers would be most welcome. -- Nigel King - Radio Systems Consultant, KingComm Ltd