Re: Forcing Mathematica to use standard fonts

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg111380] Re: Forcing Mathematica to use standard fonts*From*: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>*Date*: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 06:45:19 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Stanford University*References*: <i2ok7k$808$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <i2ok7k$808$1 at smc.vnet.net>, John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com> wrote: > > If you have embedded math, but still don't want to use the Mathematica fonts, > you can use the "OperatorSubstitution" option, which I've mentioned a few > times > before in this group: > > Graphics[{Style[Text["The (quick+brown) fox == the lazy-dog", {0, 0}], > FontFamily -> "Times", > PrivateFontOptions -> {"OperatorSubstitution" -> False}]}] > > In both cases, Mathematica fonts will still be used for things like Greek > characters and special mathematical symbols, but they won't be used for > routine > operators such as (){}[]#+==-*/, which I think is what you're mainly > interested > in. > John, A secondary but nonetheless significant part of your (very helpful) reply above is the parenthetical comment, "which I've mentioned before a few times in this group". Try pretending that you're an ordinary or occasional user of Mathematica (i.e. not a Mathematica programmer by trade) who reads the above reply (or one of your earlier mentions); makes a mental note of it but fails to capture and file it; sometime later runs into the particular (and admittedly fairly minor) "gotcha" that the default behavior of OperatorSubstitution creates; and attempts to bring back this information. OperatorSubstitution is a moderately arcane term in Mathematica's immense vocabulary, and easily forgotten; PrivateFontOptions even more so. You can't search the Mathematica documentation for terms you can't remember -- and I believe those two terms are essentially unmentioned anywhere in the Mathematica documentation outside their own definitions. It could help a lot to add just some brief mentions or pointers to these terms in the definitions or tutorials for Style[], Text[], various Font-related commands, Export[], and elsewhere. It might even be argued that the default value of OperatorSubstitution ought to be False -- but I doubt that's likely at this point. --AES