Re: Do Hershey Vector Fonts exist in Mathematica?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg97012] Re: Do Hershey Vector Fonts exist in Mathematica?*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 05:21:04 -0500 (EST)

On 3/1/09 at 4:54 AM, hayes.tyler at gmail.com wrote: >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 There is a package available that implements Hershey Fonts. See <http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Conferences/196/> I modified this package for my own use with versions 3.x and 4.x of Mathematica. But, I've not used it since version 5 was released that corrected a problem with font rendering on Macs. Consequently, I don't know how well it will play with versions 6 and 7. I suspect (given the changes in the way graphics are done in version 6) you will need to update some of the code to achieve what you want.

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