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Re: Creating New Symbols


Hi,

Mathematica use PostScript type 1 fonts and you have to use
a font editor for type 1 outline fonts.
Or how doe your 16 x 16 BMP font will look on screen with
magnification 300 % and how it will look on a 600 x 600 dpi
laser printer ...

If you have a font editor like FontoGrapher you can
save type 1 or true type fonts and Mathematica can access
the fonts if your operating system knows how to access
the font.

Regards
  Jens


Harold Noffke wrote:
> 
> MathGroup:
> 
> This question may be of interest to those new to Mathematica 5.0.
> 
> I've read through the Help Browser "Demos" sections on Notebooks,
> Palettes, and Notations.  I've also worked an exercise creating a new
> "composite" notation for probability theory.
> 
> I'm impressed with this capability, but I haven't found a Help section
> on creating and installing new symbol bitmaps from scratch.  Users
> would create, say, a collection of 16x16 .BMP glyphs with MS-Paint,
> and make up a new symbol palette with these.
> 
> If I missed the Help System section on this topic, I would surely
> appreciate a referral to it.
> 
> Regards,
> Harold


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