Bug in Graphics Text under Linux

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg51618] Bug in Graphics Text under Linux*From*: Kevin <kmccann at umbc.edu>*Date*: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 01:54:45 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: University of Maryland, Baltimore County*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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? Thanks, Kevin