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Martin
03/04/99 2:38pm

I am unable to print the degree symbol (the superscript circle, top right small button in the BasicInput palette) on a HP LaserJet 4MP. Its space remains blank in printouts whether I print from within Mathematica 3.0 (Mac) or send an EPS file (after downloading all Math fonts to the printer).
Looks like a PostScript code misunderstanding?
Mathematica generates postscript code for the helvetica character code \260.
The following lines should print 20^o
%%IncludeFont: Helvetica
/Helvetica findfont 10.000000 scalefont
[1 0 0 -1 0 0 ] makefont setfont
0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 setrgbcolor
(20) show
90.937500 13.875000 moveto
(\260) show
And I thought there are only 256 possible characters in a code page!

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printing the degree(^o) symbol Martin 03/04/99 2:38pm
Re: printing the degree(^o) symbol P.J. Hinton 03/10/99 10:44pm
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