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Re: greek labels

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  • Subject: [mg21425] Re: greek labels
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 00:20:37 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <851eoj$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


you need the Mathematica fonts (Math1 here). 
If you have just one picture the toolkit from:

may help you. If you use ghostscript you should add
the Mathematica font directory to the GS_LIBPATH variable.
If you are using an actual TeX, dvips scan the fonts in pictures
and you should use the fontmap from my virtual font package from

In Mathematica 4.0 the font package is included and you need
only look in your Mathematica tree for the file that
neds dvips.

Hope that helps

Attico Nicola wrote:
> Hi group,
> I have this problem with a Mathematica v3
> running on a Linux workstation.
> When I try to put greek labels on a plot,
> for example with
> Plot[x,{x,0,1},AxesLabel->{"x","\[Alpha]"}]
> label is coreectly displayed in the notebook
> but, after exporting the grephics with the
> Display["figura.mps",%]
> command and then fixing it with
> psfix figura.mps >
> the label is not displayed correctly, exactly
> a latin "a" appers instead of the greek alpha.
> I've solved this problem directly editing
> the postscript file, but I was wondering if
> there is a more elegant way and if it has to be
> considered a bug or not.
> Thanks in avance,
> Nicola
> *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
> Nicola Attico
> Universita' degli Studi di Pisa
> Dipartimento di Fisica
> Piazza Torricelli, 2
> phone: +39 050 911259
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