Re: FrameLabel text rotation problem in LINUX

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg32454] Re: FrameLabel text rotation problem in LINUX*From*: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 03:19:15 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Universitaet Leipzig*References*: <a2d2db$oj9$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, X-Window can only draw the charackters in it's normal orientation. A window system that uses outline fonts like MacOS of MS-Windows show the rotated labels correct. The output is PostScript and PostScript *can* rotate the fonts -- so the printout is correct. You can rewrite the X-Window font rendering engine, submitt it to the X-consortium and hope that in two or five years the problem is resolved. For short labels you can try RotateLabel->False and avoid the rotation in the graphics at all. Regards Jens "Loren J. Gibson" wrote: > > I'm running Mathematica v. 4.1.0.0 under Red Hat LINUX 7.1. (The X server > I'm using is XFree86 version 4.0.2, I believe.) When I use Plot (and > ListPlot; haven't checked other plotting functions yet) to plot a function > with the options Axes -> False, Frame -> True, and FrameLabel -> {"x axis > text", "y axis text"}], the y axis label will be oriented such that the > baseline of the text is parallel to the y axis, but the individual > characters of the text are not rotated in the front end display. The label > appears like this in the front end rendering of the plot: > > t > x > e > t > > s > i > x > a > > y > > Printing the notebook to a Postscript file and inspecting with GhostView > shows that the individual characters are properly rotated on printout. Does > this suggest a front end problem, or perhaps a problem in X? > > If hard copy prints out OK, I can tolerate the goofy rendering in the front > end, but is there something I can do to fix this? TIA.