RE: Fonts and Plot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg48241] RE: [mg48206] Fonts and Plot*From*: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>*Date*: Wed, 19 May 2004 02:42:20 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Michael, In 5.0.0 it works correctly. In 4.2 it doesn't. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ From: M J Hounslow [mailto:m.j.hounslow at sheffield.ac.uk] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net I like to use the font Century Schoolbook because italicised letters often look more attractive than their equivalents in, for example, the "Times" range of fonts. In particular an italic "v" in Century Schoolbook has a nice rounded shape while a "v" in Times is angular, and indistinguishable from the Greek letter "nu". I find that when I try to label all, or part , of a Plot with Century Schoolbook it does not work. So, for example, I can create two labels for a plot by labelcs=StyleForm["v", FontFamily->"Century Schoolbook", FontSlant->"Italic", FontSize->18] labelt=StyleForm["v", FontFamily->"Times", FontSlant->"Italic", FontSize->18] and both of these display as they should on the screen. However, if I then try to incorporate them in a Plot by Plot[x^2, {x,-2, 2}, AxesLabel -> labelcs] Or Plot[x^2, {x,-2, 2}, AxesLabel -> labelt] Both plots appear identical. Use of Show Expression reveals that indeed the kernel has made a font substitution to Time-Itallic. Does anyone know why, and if so, how can I stop it? For the record I am using Mathematica 4.2 on Windows XP Pro 2002. Michael J. Hounslow Professor of Chemical Engineering Department of Chemical and Process Engineering The University of Sheffield, UK