Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums
-----
 /
MathGroup Archive
2004
*January
*February
*March
*April
*May
*June
*July
*August
*September
*October
*November
*December
*Archive Index
*Ask about this page
*Print this page
*Give us feedback
*Sign up for the Wolfram Insider

MathGroup Archive 2004

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Bug in Graphics Text under Linux

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg51631] Re: Bug in Graphics Text under Linux
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 23:42:25 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <clnesl$od1$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

your X11 can not rotate trxt by an arbitary degree, because X11 does a 
rastered
bitmap reperesetation of the letters in the font and it can not rotate the 
bitmap.

You can export the PostScript version of the graphics, let GhostScript 
render a
bitmap version and import this bitmap.

and you can (and this seems to be the best solution) join the X11 developer 
group
and enhance X11 to render outline fonts.

Regards
  Jens


"Kevin" <kmccann at umbc.edu> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:clnesl$od1$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> 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
> 



  • Prev by Date: Re: Another bizarre phenomenon
  • Next by Date: Re: Inverse of "PowerExpand"
  • Previous by thread: Bug in Graphics Text under Linux
  • Next by thread: Re: Bug in Graphics Text under Linux