Re: Spacing of Words in Text Graphics Statements

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg49617] Re: Spacing of Words in Text Graphics Statements*From*: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>*Date*: Sat, 24 Jul 2004 03:48:40 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 7/23/04 at 6:00 AM, djmp at earthlink.net (David Park) wrote: >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. There is a discussion of this in the book "The Mathematica Graphics Guidebook" by Cameron Smith and Nancy Blachman. Basically, it seems the graphics routines in Mathematica assume characters have a constant width which is not true of a font like Helvetica. Note, this book was written when version 2.2 was the current version of Mathematica and has not (as far as I know) been updated since. So, some of the explanations given may no longer be applicable. But it does seem that a large portion of this book is still applicable and I am assuming such is the case here. -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four