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Re: Exporting \[Micro] character tp EPS

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  • Subject: [mg35443] Re: [mg35408] Exporting \[Micro] character tp EPS
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 04:29:15 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On Thu, 11 Jul 2002 05:24:16 -0400 (EDT), Vince Boros wrote:
>When exporting graphs to EPS, I find that the Micro character (upright
>Mu, used as an abbreviation for the "micro" in "micrometre") isn't
>displayed.  I'm loathe to replace \[Micro] in my graph labels with
>\[Mu], because I want to be consistent and reserve italicized symbols
>for math variables.
>Does anyone know which Mathematica font package contains the Micro
>character, or some other way I can export \[Micro] to EPS?

I'm assuming here that you're using 4.1 or 4.2 under Windows (if not, what 
I'm about to tell you won't work).  Open the following file in a text 


where $TopDirectory is your Mathematica installation directory.  Use your 
editor's find command to search for the following text:


Replace this with


There will only be one instance of this to replace.  Now restart 
Mathematica and re-create your EPS graphics.  Everything should work 
perfectly.  If you experience any problems restarting Mathematica after 
making this change, hold down Control+Shift while restarting.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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