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Re: Math Fonts in EPS-exported graphs

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  • Subject: [mg29788] Re: Math Fonts in EPS-exported graphs
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 20:25:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <9i6a6t$okc$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


1) you can try the PSFrag TeX package to label the graphs. Since the
   labels are typeset in TeX it is no problem to access the TeX symbols.
   But you *must* use the kernel alone (not from the Frontend)

   dvips should look int the included PostScript files for font
   resources, and when the Matheamtica fonts are in the font table
   it will include the fonts.
   You may give the Mathematica fonts you use, explicit as a header
   for dvips with the -h option.

2) No ! because the recipient's TeX setup may not know  what to
   do with the fonts *and* the Windows version of MathReader should
   only come with TrueType fonts and not with the Type1 fonts
   for dvips. The Linux version of MathReader is the only one that
   *need* Type1 fonts.

Contact me direct, when you have trouble with thew inclusion
of PS-fonts into a TeX document.


Stefan.Schenderlein at wrote:
> I want to save/export graphs as EPS files with greek symbols on the axis and
> use them independently on the machine where Mathematica is not installed
> (for example a printing bureau). Then I face the problem that the MathFonts
> are not available and printing gives unsatisfying results.
> On the FAQ-pages I found that one can force Mathematica with
> FormatType->OutputForm to use only keyboard characters. But then instead the
> symbol for chi the letters 'chi' are used which is not what I intended.
> Experiments with FormatType->TeXForm showed the greek symbols between the
> environment switches for equations in LaTeX ($ \chi $).
> Question 1: Is it possible to have Mathematica use the symbol fonts of any
> free TeX distribution? With Text[] one can specify FontFamily but I do not
> know how to use it for non mathematica fonts.
> Question 2: If the receipient of the eps file would have the MathReader
> installed, would he have automatically the fonts available? In this case one
> would have quasi freeware fonts and DVIPS should work on any computer where
> MathReader installed. Is that right?
> Any hints for me?
> Stefan

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