Re: Changing fonts of greek letters

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg116325] Re: Changing fonts of greek letters*From*: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>*Date*: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 04:14:17 -0500 (EST)

This is the way the system is designed. Mathematica includes fonts for Greek characters so that math will have a consistent and acceptable appearance across platforms, regardless of font availability. Mathematica uses Unicode to represent the Greek characters and, somewhat unfortunately, the Unicode standard makes no distinction between Greek characters for mathematical use and Greek characters for use as part of the Greek language (except for epsilon). To deal with this Unicode limitation, Mathematica has a different behavior when running on Greek systems. On those systems, it displays Greek in the native fonts, and never using our mathematical fonts...which can make the display of math look crummy, but it makes a significant improvement in the display of native Greek text, as you can imagine. Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc. On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 05:21:25 -0500 (EST), Emerson River wrote: > > Hello everyone, > > Using Mathematica 7.0 I can't change the font od greek characters. Try the > following example: > > {Style[{FromCharacterCode[16^^0046, "UTF8"], > FromCharacterCode[16^^0061, "UTF8"], > FromCharacterCode[16^^03BE, "UTF8"]}, FontFamily -> "Cambria", 32], > Style[{FromCharacterCode[16^^0046, "UTF8"], > FromCharacterCode[16^^0061, "UTF8"], > FromCharacterCode[16^^03BE, "UTF8"]}, > FontFamily -> "Linux Libertine O", 32], > Style[{FromCharacterCode[16^^0046, "UTF8"], > FromCharacterCode[16^^0061, "UTF8"], > FromCharacterCode[16^^03BE, "UTF8"]}, FontFamily -> "Arial", 32] > } > > One should see that the font of the latin characters changes, but not the > font of the greek characters. > The same issue is described > here<http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft- > sys.math.mathematica/browse_thread/thread/b635ce16c0363482/99e70e2a9c93fe6e? > lnk=raot&fwc=1>