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Re: can I add fonts to Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg31885] Re: can I add fonts to Mathematica
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 06:07:09 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
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On Sat, 8 Dec 2001, Ben Jacobson wrote:

> Sorry, I didn't ask the question precisely enough.  I can get the Impact
> font in a text cell just fine.  But I want to use the "Impact" font in
> Graphics.  For example,
> Show[Graphics[Text["Illumitech", {0, 0}, TextStyle -> {FontFamily ->
> "Impact", FontSize -> 24}]]]
> Unfortunately the output of this line doesn't look like the Impact font, it
> appears to substitute Helvetica.  Thanks.

I believe that this may be due to the fact that the front end is configued
to substitute Helvetica for Impact.  You can adjust this by doing the

1) Click on the front end command sequence:

Edit -> Preferences...

This will summon the Option Inspector dialog.

2) Set the scope indicator at the top of the dialog to "global" if it does
not already say so.

3) Type the keyword "FontSubstitutions" in the Lookup line and click on
the Lookup button.  This should expose the option FontSubstitutions.

4) Click on the button to the right of the option list.  This produces
another dialog box.

5) Scroll through the dialog until you find the word Impact.  Click on
this word, and hit the Remove button.

6) Dismiss this dialog by clicking OK.  Now close the Option Inspector

7) Reevaluate your graphics-generating command.  The text will now be
rendered with the Impact font.

P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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