Do Hershey Vector Fonts exist in Mathematica?
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- Subject: [mg96983] Do Hershey Vector Fonts exist in Mathematica?
- From: hayes.tyler at gmail.com
- Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 04:54:51 -0500 (EST)
Hello everyone: Just wondering if the Hershey Vector Fonts (in particular the SIMPLEX Roman ones) are available for use with Mathematica. I know, they are ugly, primitive looking etc., however, I'm not ashamed to admit I love the look of them for text on plots. Can't explain it really. Perhaps it's because I was used to using them with old school plotting calls from Fortran using DISLIN and have grown rather fond of them. If you do not know what they look like, they are posted here: http://idlastro.gsfc.nasa.gov/idl_html_help/Hershey_Vector_Font_Samples.html Currently I've defaulted my fonts in graphics to Courier as a compromise, but still, I wonder if I could ever use those fonts again.... Nothing serious, just missing my old fonts and hoping they might be able to be installed and used. For what it's worth I am using a Linux Kubuntu 8.04 box. Cheers, t.