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Re: Exporting \[Micro] character tp EPS

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  • Subject: [mg35462] Re: [mg35408] Exporting \[Micro] character tp EPS
  • From: Vince Boros <borosv at>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 03:49:05 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Yes, 4.1 with Windows XP.  Thank you, it worked like a charm.



On Thu, 11 Jul 2002, John Fultz wrote:

|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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