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This is probably a rather basic question and I presume I am simply unable to make proper use of the Options[] function: I am trying to figure out what the default font (or FontFamily, I guess) is for PlotLabel.

I tried e.g. Options[PlotLabel, FontFamily] and some variations, but to no avail.

Many thanks.

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You may try

CurrentValue[PlotLabel, FontFamily]

a problem


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Hi @HyperGroups , I edited your post for better formatting, please feel free to modify it further. – Silvia May 24 '13 at 10:59
@Silvia welcome, I'm poor in editing here,haha. Just familiar with 4-spaces and inline . – HyperGroups May 24 '13 at 11:08
Markdown is a good thing, you will like it when you get more familiar. :) – Silvia May 24 '13 at 12:26
This returns a value, but on my system it does not appear to be the correct value. That is, this returns "Courier" while the label in Plot[Sinc[x], {x, 0, 10}, PlotLabel -> "This is a label"] is clearly not in Courier. Any comment? – Mr.Wizard May 24 '13 at 13:33
@Mr.Wizard I don't know. I've added a image, plot 1 is different from plot 3, maybe some other settings in options, or StandardForm, OutputForm TraditionalForm many Forms. Need some more expriments. – HyperGroups May 24 '13 at 14:04

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