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Text in graphics

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  • Subject: Text in graphics
  • From: Steven Wilkinson <WILKINSON at nkuvax.bitnet>
  • Date: 23 Sep 1992 14:26:56 -0400 (EDT)

In Mma one can have text in graphics using the Graphics primitive "Text".

        Show[Graphics[Text["This is text.",{0,0}]]]

Moreover, one can specify the font attributes of the text using the command

        Show[Graphics[Text[FontForm["This is text.",{Times-Roman,12}],{0,0}]]]

Is it possible to use multiple fonts in some texts in graphics? For example one
might wish to label a curve in a graph with y = f(x). When typeset, the y,f,x
are usually italicized, whereas the equals sign and the parenthesis are in a
roman font. Certainly, one could use 6 different Text primitives. However,
there are problems with spacing, especially if the graphics are resized.

Has anyone dealt with this problem before?

Steven Wilkinson
Northern Kentucky University

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