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Re: Default font in Mathematica 9

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  • Subject: [mg128983] Re: Default font in Mathematica 9
  • From: Joseph Gwinn <joegwinn at comcast.net>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 01:36:33 -0500 (EST)
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I had the same experience, and also complained.  Unilateral changing of 
fonts directly conflicts with Wolfram's stated hope and desire that 
Mathematica be used to generate publication-quality documents.  My guess 
is that Wolfram will sort this problem out.

Joe Gwinn


In article <k9pq33$hmu$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Fred Simons <f.h.simons at tue.nl> 
wrote:

> The new stylesheet default.nb turned up in the last beta release. I was 
> heavily shocked observing this. All my course material, using the old 
> default style, now looks terrible. I wrote an angry reaction to wri, 
> suggesting that at least users should have the choice using  the old or 
> the new default.nb, but never got a response.
> 
> Fred
> 
> Op 5-12-2012 9:10, steve at smc.vnet.net schreef:
> > On Dec 4, 2012, at 4:09 AM, David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Dec 3, 4:03 am, Brendan Godfrey <brendan.godf... at ieee.org> wrote:
> >>> Mathematica 8 had Times as its default font.  Mathematica 9 uses
> > Courier.  How do I change it back to Times?  Thanks.
> >> Which default font are you referring to?  The font for Text cells?
> >> There are many different fonts depending on which type of cell you are
> >> considering.
> >>
> >> One thing that has changed in a significant way in M9 is that the
> >> fonts and styling for the default style sheet Default.nb are very
> >> different than in V8 and all versions before.  For example the default
> >> font for Text cells is now Arial rather than Times, and the Section
> >> cells now have a larger font size and are now colored orange rather
> >> than black.
> >>
> >> As a general opinion, I feel that this is the wrong design
> >> choice....
> > Agreement here!
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