RE: Re: Do Hershey Vector Fonts exist in Mathematica?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg97043] RE: [mg97012] Re: Do Hershey Vector Fonts exist in Mathematica?*From*: <ingolf.dahl at telia.com>*Date*: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 05:57:41 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: University of Gothenburg*References*: <200903021021.FAA25049@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: <ingolf.dahl at physics.gu.se>

Some more information about the Hershey fonts: they were used from the beginning as the font solution for AutoCAD, and were there supplied as .SHX files. In later distributions of AutoCAD, they are also included as TTF files (true-type fonts), and can be used in Mathematica as any other TTF font. To obtain these fonts, you might ask someone using AutoCAD. If you are student or faculty you might alternatively go to www.autodesk.com/edcommunity, register and download software, and probably get the fonts that way. You might also search for the TTF fonts on Internet, but some of the sites looks a bit pesky. These TTF files are copyrighted by Autodesk, Inc., and I do not know how restrictive they are about redistribution of their font files. Best regards Ingolf Dahl -----Original Message----- From: Bill Rowe [mailto:readnews at sbcglobal.net] Sent: den 2 mars 2009 11:21 To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Subject: [mg97043] [mg97012] Re: Do Hershey Vector Fonts exist in Mathematica? 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.

**References**:**Re: Do Hershey Vector Fonts exist in Mathematica?***From:*Bill Rowe <readnews@sbcglobal.net>