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Re: Spacing of Words in Text Graphics Statements

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg49621] Re: Spacing of Words in Text Graphics Statements
  • From: "Dr. Wolfgang Hintze" <weh at snafu.de>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 02:55:22 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <cdqqdt$kkp$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

This is the stripped form of David's example from wich you can select by 
eye the most appropriate font sizing.

Show[Graphics[
     {Text[
             StyleForm["wristwatch time",
               FontFamily -> "Helvetica",
               FontWeight -> "Bold",
               FontSize -> #], {0, #}, {0, 0}] &
         /@ Range[6, 20, 2]
       }
     ]
   ];

Regards,
Wolfgang

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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