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Re: Wacky Font Substitution in .eps Export

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  • Subject: [mg90597] Re: Wacky Font Substitution in .eps Export
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 06:17:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g5f61t$rds$>


brackets come from the Mathematica2 font. You can embedded the fonts
via an option to Export[]

And when you wish to edit the graphics later wih CorelDraw or Adobe 
Illustrator you should use the pdf-format.


jfuite at wrote:
> Dear Mathematica Adepts,
> I am creating some graphics for Export to an .eps file.  It seems that
> font embedding is an issue discussed in the past on the forums.  What
> about suprious font substitutions?
> The following statement produces the expected simple graphic:
> Show@Graphics[{Text["abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890\nABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ!
> @#$%^&*()",{0,0},TextStyle->{FontFamily->"Times"}]}].
> It is sort of a sample of the keyboard, all in, one would expect, the
> common font, "Times".
> When this graphic is passed through the function, Export, as an .eps
> file, Export["deleteMe.eps", %], and opened in any other program, then
> some of the common special characters are missing, with blanks in
> their place:
> abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890
> At least one of the programs complained about a missing Mathematica
> font.  But why is a Mathematica font being used when I asked for
> Times?  How can I work around this?  I especially want to use brackets
> in graphics.
> Thanks for any advice in advance.

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