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Re: Spacing of Words in Text Graphics Statements

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  • Subject: [mg49599] Re: [mg49568] Spacing of Words in Text Graphics Statements
  • From: Yasvir Tesiram <yat at omrf.ouhsc.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2004 03:47:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200407231000.GAA20487@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi David,
Sometimes it's just the choice of font and size. It's not just a 
Mathematica problem. The same will occur for display of some font types 
in a terminal window or conversion to PDF. Since we have little control 
of kerning in Mathematica the alternative is to try a variety of sizes 
or different fonts.

If you try, an odd FontSize for Helvetica such as 13 it looks OK. But 
this is not necessarily true for FontSizes 11 and 15 but OK for 17. 
Then I gave up.  The same for Arial.

Regards
Yas



On Jul 23, 2004, at 5:00 AM, 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.
>
> David Park
> djmp at earthlink.net
> http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ 


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