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Re: Fonts in graphics

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  • Subject: [mg26705] Re: [mg26682] Fonts in graphics
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 00:57:12 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Andrew Watson wrote:

> I would like to specify a particular font in a Text expression within 
> a graphic. The call looks something like:
> Text[StyleForm["VISION", FontWeight -> "Bold", FontFamily -> "Apple 
> Chancery", FontSize -> 48] , {0, .5}, {-1, 0}]
> Given a font on the Apple Mac like "Apple Chancery" (as it is named 
> in the Fomat->Font menu), how do I specify that font? It doesn't work 
> as written above. I get some generic font.

Try doing the following:

1) Create a new Text style cell.

2) Click on the the new cell's bracket.

3) Click on the front end menu Format -> Font -> <desired font>

4) Click on the front end menu command Format -> Show Expression

You should now see the underlying Mathematica expression in the
cell.  There should be an option named FontFamily that has the value that
corresponds to the name of the font you seek.

If using that value does not give appropriate results, please let me know.

P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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