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Re: PlotMarkers bug?

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  • Subject: [mg97729] Re: [mg97607] PlotMarkers bug?
  • From: "Solomon, Joshua" <J.A.Solomon at>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 05:24:34 -0500 (EST)

On 18/03/2009 23:42, "John Fultz" <jfultz at> wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Mar 2009 04:56:36 -0500 (EST), Solomon, Joshua wrote:
>> try
>> In[1]:=
>> ListPlot[{1}, PlotMarkers -> {\[FilledSquare]}]
>> click on the output and Save As...EPS.
>> When I do that, the FilledSquare isn't actually in the .eps file.
>> Does anyone know a workaround?
>> j
>> PS
>> In[2]:=
>> {$Version, $ReleaseNumber}
>> Out[2]=
>> {"7.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (February 19, 2009)", 1}
> Hmm.  I wasn't able to reproduce your problem on a Mac or Windows machine
> running 7.0.1 (didn't try earlier versions, but I know of no reason they
> should
> differ in this regard).

Weird. Look at Out[2], above. It says 7.0, but I'm pretty sure that the onl=
version of Mathematica on my machine is 7.0.1.

> How did you confirm that the \[FilledSquare] character wasn't there?

Double-clicking the EPS file brings up Preview. It's not there in Preview.
It also is not there in Illustrator. As for a workaround,
Export["tmp.eps", ListPlot[{1}, PlotMarkers -> {\[FilledSquare]}]]

> I tried
> opening the resulting image in GhostScript, which showed it without a pro=
> However, for example, I know that there have been problems with Adobe
> Illustrator not being able to properly interpret some EPS generated by
> Mathematica.  Apparently Illustrator only understands some subset of EPS,=
> it's not clear to us what that subset is.
> Sincerely,
> John Fultz
> jfultz at
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.

Joshua A. Solomon

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