Questions relating to different typefaces and their use in various Mathematica outputs, including graphics, notebooks and exported output.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
238 views

Font changes once Exported for Text inside a Grid

I am trying to work with Mathematica 10's new font and have found a simple way to revert the font family to Times New Roman for all my figure. I enter the following command in the ...
3
votes
1answer
185 views

Is it possible to change the fontsize when printing a notebook in the working environment?

I want to print a notebook that owns syntax color,I use the Szabolcs's method SetOptions[$FrontEndSession, PrintingStyleEnvironment -> "Working"] Then I can ...
8
votes
3answers
988 views

Wrong font selection for some characters in Mathematica 10 for Linux

I've just started using Mathematica 10 on Linux and have immediately run into problems with the fonts. Fonts on Linux are always a headache, but I had managed to find a reasonable one in "Century ...
9
votes
2answers
297 views

Webdings are different on V10 vs V9. Why?

Bug introduced in 10.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.2 or later I use FontFamily->"Webdings" in interfaces in several places, but among other things for custom opener icons, for example I ...
34
votes
2answers
2k views

Mathematica 10 Notebook Fonts Look Bad

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.3.0 or later I've upgraded my home installation of Mathematica from version 9 to 10 today on a Windows 8.1 machine, and I'm getting a weird font ...
2
votes
2answers
96 views

Can I change the font of all elements in my barchart with one property?

I have this BarChart: created with this code: ...
16
votes
1answer
559 views

How to add named characters to Mathematica 10?

It appears that native support for the Klingon alphabet has been removed from version 10: \[KlingonA] Syntax::tsntxi: "\"!(\[ KlingonA])\" is incomplete; ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I change my font size to 18 points globally? [duplicate]

The default font is WAY too small. I can't read it on my jumbo-size laptop monitor, and my professors can't read my papers when I turn them in. Can somebody please provide DETAILED instructions on ...
2
votes
0answers
57 views

Will custom fonts in my notebook be carried over?

In my notebook, I have Open Sans (a free font) as a text font and Consolas (a paid font) as a code font. Those fonts are coded into the stylesheet of my notebook. My question is: if I send someone a ...
2
votes
1answer
227 views

Some Characters From Custom Font Do Not Show Up

I'm using version 8.0.4.0 on a Mac, and recently made my own .otf and .ttf fonts at PaintFont.com. The font can be based on pretty much anything, including handwriting, and covers everything from ...
0
votes
2answers
564 views

How to change the font of a color bar?

When using DensityPlot or similar, I want to change the font size of both frame labels and the color bar legend, but I can only get the frame labels to work. ...
4
votes
1answer
158 views

Shift text upwards in graphics so characters with descenders clear horizontal lines

Is there an option to align Text to automatically adjust for font descent? In the attached graphic, strings that contain "g" are visibly shifted upward, even though all strings are uniformly ...
0
votes
1answer
223 views

Bar Chart: How to adjust the font size for the bar labels as the chart size is manipulated

I have data that represents the binding energy of oxygen on different surfaces. Each bar is a different transition metal, and the length of the bar is the binding energy of oxygen. How do I make the ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

How to change default font? [duplicate]

Sometimes even I change the text font from arial to courier new, when a new formula cell is created, things inside become arial again. How to tackle this problem? Furthermore, is it possible to change ...
3
votes
1answer
603 views

Way to input caligraphic letter as a axis label in Mathematica plot

In my paper written in LATEX, I used a symbol $\mathcal{T}$ and I want to put it in the axis label of my plot. However I could not find such functionality in Mathematica. Is it possible?
1
vote
2answers
202 views

Getting new symbols into Mathematica

What is the easiest way get new symbols into Mathematica 9? For example I want to be able to write the Symbol \mathfrak{A} that you have in Latex. I know that ...
9
votes
2answers
236 views

Pasting monospaced text into Mathematica notebook destroys aligment

I drew the little ASCII-art electronics schema below in vim. When i try to paste it into a Mathematica notebook, with: A) A code cell B) A monospaced font (Courier New) Mathematica insists on ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Why are fonts in my notebooks grainy after transferring to a new machine? [duplicate]

After transferring Mathematica (and successfully transferring my license) to a new machine (a Retina MacBook Pro) all the fonts in my documents look jagged: How do I get Mathematica to show smooth ...
4
votes
1answer
168 views

Confusing font information from CurrentValue

I'm trying to programmatically get the width of a character in Mathematica's default fixed-width font, Courier. I believe CurrentValue holds the answer but I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
890 views

Change font for the whole notebook

Is there any option Mathematica's preferences to change the font for the whole notebook? I know how to change the font of individual cells.
1
vote
0answers
175 views

Exporting graphics to PDF results in destroyed fonts on Windows 8

Executing plot = Plot[x^2, {x, 0, 100}, PlotLabel -> "Plot"]; SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]]; Export["plot.pdf", plot, "PDF"]; results in Is this a bug? ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

Whitespace after number subscript

When I write something like this: (Subscript[x, 0], f(Subscript[x, 0])) I get some undesirable whitespace after each of the ...
15
votes
2answers
788 views

How to write plain Greek in a text cell

If I create a text cell and type some greek text, most of the symbols are italics as if the cell had an Input style. It doesn't happen with latin characters. I recollect that it is impossible to fix ...
1
vote
1answer
225 views

Need better font control [duplicate]

Generally many programs have a menu item to raise/lower current font size. This is much more convenient than trying to root around in in internal mathematica options. I need to change ALL default ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

Setting OperatorSubstitution to false causes Plot's labels of sufficiently small size not to appear in the specified typeface. Is this a bug?

This problem is no longer there after I upgraded to Mathematica 10.0.2. If I set OperatorSubstitution to False, the labels of ...
1
vote
1answer
199 views

Text with specified FontSize looks smaller than expected

The simplest way to see what the post's title is trying to convey is to evaluate: ...
12
votes
2answers
2k views

How to get and set default font parameters for Plot, ListPlot, LogPlot, etc.?

How can I find the default font parameters (family, size, etc.) for the text that appears in Graphics produced by Plot, ...
1
vote
1answer
106 views

How do I type boxtimes?

How do I type boxtimes in Mathematica, for example $a\boxtimes b$? This symbol is used a lot in mathematics, but I found no corresponding part in Mathematica. In TeX form, I can type \boxtimes. Can ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to increase font-size of Text in ShowLegend

The default font-size of Legend text generated using ShowLegend[] is too small. How does one increase this? The code I am ...
4
votes
0answers
396 views

Ugly font rendering (ubuntu 12, overrides system settings)

Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 12 renders fonts very poorly. Text is readable, but it makes it very hard to concentrate on programming. Since smoothing on Ubuntu on low DPI screens isn't very good either, ...
4
votes
3answers
147 views

Style changes between controls and graphics

In the following Manipulate, the style (font?) of the a changes between when it is a control label and when it is a label in the graphics. Is there a way to make ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

How do I force all Graphics Text to be StandardForm?

I've been playing around for while trying to determine how to get all graphic objects to use StandardForm fonts. That is, I want all axes labelling, titling, legends, inserted text, etc., for 2D/3D ...
5
votes
1answer
322 views

Default FontFamily for PlotLabel

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
230 views

Setting OperatorSubstitution to False has issues with PDF and EPS exports. Are these bugs?

In Plot, I would like to use my own font, eg Inconsolata, for operators such as ×, so I set OperatorSubstitution to ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

A Symbol with Subscript and Superscript as an Axis Label

I am trying to have the symbol $\epsilon_{9/2,4}^-$ as the axis label in a graph in Mathematica. First problem is that: when I use Subscript[$\epsilon$,9/2,4], 9/2 changes to $\frac{9}{2}$ (which I ...
5
votes
1answer
202 views
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Font size in PlotLegends, using Table to generate the list in the legend

I am currently trying to get to graph with several functions as below. My problem is that I cannot change the font size in the legend (authomatically generated numbers by "Table" function). This code ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

Making axis numbers larger on Mathematica plot

I want the numbers along the axis to be larger than the default value. Can this be done? The reason I am asking is because I frequently make charts in Mathematica and use them in Word. I export ...
13
votes
3answers
2k views

Font sizes in graphics

I'm trying to find an explanation for the different sizes I'm seeing for fonts added to graphics in different ways, and haven't yet located an easy to understand explanation. Here's a minimal ...
8
votes
1answer
801 views

Font size in PDF export with legended plots not working

I need to export plots as PDF with a given image and font size. Everything is working fine if there is no legend for that plot. However, if I want to export legended plots, the font size is decreased ...
14
votes
3answers
293 views

Is it possible to embed fonts in a .cdf?

I am trying to use a special font with musical symbols in a .cdf that I send to some friends. The font is called "Tempera" and is freely distributed here: ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

How to avoid font substitution with Mathematica fonts?

When I export a Plot to PDF, a journal publisher complains that they do not have the Mathematica fonts. I believe there is a way ...
7
votes
1answer
234 views

FontSubstitutions: how do they work?

I'm puzzled by FontSubstitutions. The help says this: FontSubstitutions is an option for Style and Cell that gives a list of substitutions to try for font ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

Fit text to a path [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Movable text on a curve This is a common feature among vector-based graphics suites (e.g. Illustrator), so I was wondering how it could be done in Mathematica. Here's an ...
6
votes
3answers
404 views

Rendering percent symbol in the correct typeface

When I do ...
10
votes
3answers
489 views

Inconsistent display of TraditionalForm in version 9

After installing version 9, the default style sheet uses Arial font in text and formula cells. So far, so bad. At least one would hope this is done consistently. But now I see this: You can see ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I prevent fonts sizes and line weights from scaling in exported graphics?

It's common to export graphics from Mathematica that are subsequently scaled to various sizes that cannot (at least not conveniently) be anticipated. This is problematic in cases where (as is common) ...
14
votes
1answer
1k views

Version 9 Blue Screen or Self-Test Error on Windows 7 64-bit

Bug fixed in 9.0.0 Update There is now an official response from Wolfram Support on this issue. Having recently installed Mathematica version 9 64-bit on Windows 7, I keep running into Self-Test ...
12
votes
1answer
213 views

Order/Dependency of Styles in a Stylesheet

How exactly is a custom stylesheet processed? Which style depends on (inherits from) which other style. Consider e.g. setting a font. I would expect that setting the font for "Section" to YY after ...
0
votes
0answers
129 views

How to set Math text size & line spacing [duplicate]

I have chosen different font for text. Unfortunately this font is larger than the standard Times font. So all math symbols (e.g. greek) are now a little too small. If I could just set the FontSize for ...