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Re: Re: Linux Users?

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  • Subject: [mg36971] Re: [mg36928] Re: Linux Users?
  • From: Bill Rowe <listuser at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 00:17:49 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 10/2/02 at 3:32 AM, kmccann at umbc.edu (Kevin J. McCann) wrote:

>The FrameLabel for plots is "messed up" for the y-axis under Linux. In
>particular, the y-axis label is typically rotated by 90deg so that it
>reads up the y-axis. This works fine on macs and windoze, but under
>linux the label runs up the y-axis; however, the letters are rotated
>so that they are the same orientation as that for the x-axis.
>Printouts of the NB are fine, but it looks really stupid when using a
>video projector to teach or give a talk. I have mentioned this before,
>and the stock answer is that "... it is a problem with X-windows...",
>perhaps, but it is also a real problem with Mathematica. I personally
>don't care why the label looks peculiar, just that it does and that
>there is no easy workaround.

For what it is worth, I have this problem on a Mac running OS 10.2.1. So, I don't think it is *just* a problem with X-windows.


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