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Re: font problem

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  • Subject: [mg31253] Re: font problem
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 04:53:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <9qrd78$c1n$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


the Mathematica PostScript fonts must be included into the
document or downloaded by the printer.

On Unix you can simply do it by

cat Mathematica2.pfb yourEPS.eps | lp

Paul Hinton has a nice tool on MathSource that
append the Mathematica fonts to an EPS file.


Veit Elser wrote:
> I'm experiencing a font problem with Mathematica 4.1 on my Mac with OS
> 9.2.
> If I add some text to a plot, say PlotLabel->"(a)", then although it is
> correctly rendered in the notebook front end, when I save the graphic as
> an EPS I get strange characters: "(a)" becomes "HaL". I followed the
> instructions in the FAQ at (setting the printing option to
> "RenderInFrontEnd") without success.
> Veit Elser
> Department of Physics
> Cornell University
> Ithaca, NY 14853-2501

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