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Bug in Graphics Text under Linux

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  • Subject: [mg51618] Bug in Graphics Text under Linux
  • From: Kevin <kmccann at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 01:54:45 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

This problem has been presented before, but I have not used Mathematica under 
Linux in a while. Under 5.0 (and earlier versions) I find that graphic 
text that runs other than horizontal is not properly rendered. For 
example, if I plot something like this

Text[StyleForm["Scattered Wave", FontSize -> 12], {5.5, 3.2}, {0, 0}, 
{1, 0.55}]

I get "Scattered Wave" running off at about 30deg, but each letter is 
horizontal. This problem produces an even more absurd result for y-axis 
labels for which the label runs vertically but the letters are horizontal.

The last time I tuned in on this, Wolfram support said it was a problem 
with X11. Perhaps, but it is still a BUG in the Linux product that makes 
Mathematica on Linux unusable in the classroom.

Does anyone know of a workaround?



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