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Re: EPS format problems

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  • Subject: [mg14049] Re: EPS format problems
  • From: Jean-Michel Barbet <Jean-Michel.Barbet at>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 03:50:32 -0400
  • Organization: SUBATECH - CNRS/EMN/Universit de Nantes
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Carles Serrat wrote:
> Does anybody know how to properly convert a graphic to EPS format? I can
> do it, but the EPS file does not seem much the original graphic when
> seen from a EPS graphics visualizer, specially in the labels were I use
> greek letters and so.
> Also, is there the possibility of just the PS format in Mathematica 3.0?

The greek letters included in EPS files require the Mathematica fonts 
to be available to the visualizer (and the printer for printing).
Solutions are :

a) include the Mathematica fonts in the Postscript file.
   I do not remember if this is valid for EPS files and the 
   fonts are copyrighted, which may be a problem if you are
   going to export the Postscript file containing the fonts.
   See :

   If the EPS is to be included in a LaTeX document, make the
   fonts available to LaTeX and reference them in the reamble.

b) Make the Mathematica Postscript fonts available to the 
   visualizer. I did it once for XDVI. 

c) For printing only, you can download manually the Mathematica 
   fonts in the printer.

d) Forget greek letters and set FormatType to OutputForm 
   in Mathematica :

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