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Spacing of Words in Text Graphics Statements

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg49568] Spacing of Words in Text Graphics Statements
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 06:00:52 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

One of the long standing problems I have had with text in graphics is that the spacings between words is irregular. In fact, sometimes the space between words is entirely loss.

Here is an example.

Needs["Graphics`Colors`"]
Show[Graphics[
      {Text[
          StyleForm["With wristwatch time indicated", 
            FontFamily -> "Helvetia", FontWeight -> "Bold", 
            FontSize -> 12], {8., 12.}, {-1, 0}]}],
    PlotRange -> {{0, 16.5}, {0, 14}},
    ImageSize -> 450,
    Background -> AliceBlue];

The space between "wristwatch" and "time" is lost. One can sort of fix it by putting in extra spaces after the bug pops up. This also happens with PlotLabel. I wonder if anyone knows why this happens.

David Park
djmp at earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ 



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