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

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Mathematica 10 Notebook Fonts Look Bad

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.0.2 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 ...
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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; more ...
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Greek letters do not export correctly

Here is a simple plot P0 = Plot[x, {x, -7, 7}, Frame -> True, FrameLabel -> {"Ω", "Y"}] Then I want to export as .pdf it using ...
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How to print $\odot$ without it being cropped? (\[CircleDot] symbol)

Preamble: In some applications (astronomy, cosmology, etc), it is useful to measure things in solar quantities, say distances in $R_\odot$ or masses in $M_\odot$, and so on. Now and then I see ...
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How to stop font resize of input?

How do you stop Mathematica from resizing the input font when entering formulas with fractions and such? When I enter a formula with a few fractions the text becomes microscopic. For example: ...
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How do I change the size of the font for the output of the Print[] command?

I created a Stylesheet that increased the sizes of the fonts for the styles Input, Output and Text. Still, when I use the command Print[] the output comes out tiny. In the code below I added some ...
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Bad fonts in Mathematica 10 [closed]

In Mathematica V10, the glyphs for mathematical and/or other special symbols are wrong. I see this in input cells and also in the Basic Math Assistant palette. How do I solve this problem?
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thicker axes in 3d plot

I am new to Mathematica, and am not able to figure out how to make the axes in a ListPlot3D plot thicker. For some reason assigning a larger value to FontSize doesn't do anything. Would appreciate any ...
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Greek variables in 10.0.1

10.0.1 under Ubuntu 12.04 x64 .... Does everybody get greek variables emboldened? Is anybody aware of how to revert to previous normal display? The image below shows what I mean.
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FontSize problematic when used in LabelStyle

Bug introduced in 9.0.0 Consider the following few examples, each producing a trivial graphic object: ...
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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 ...
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Does PrivateFontOptions -> {“OperatorSubstitution” ->False} fail in version 10?

Please consider the following, version 10.0.1, OS X Mavericks: ...
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Font difference in mathematica 9 and 10 after export to illustrator

It seems WRI has changed the way fonts are dealt with in Mathematica 9 and 10. The following command Export["test.eps", "This is a nice formula"] yields this ...
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What is the font of these control labels?

What is the font of these control labels? I've gone through every font Mathematica offers (through the format GUI) and don't see a match. Haven't had any luck with default format files either. I'm ...
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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 ...
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Why Mathematia cannot use font “Century Gothic and Courier New” in Section,etc?

Description My Mathematica version is 8.0.1,however, I am always cannot use the font "Century Gothic and Courier New" in ...
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Change font of formula number in DisplayFormulaNumbered

I am trying to change the font of the formula number in a cell which has style DisplayFormulaNumbered. I can easily change the font of the formula I enter by selecting it and using the format menu. ...
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Changing the default font size

Hey I have problems reading my mathematica notebooks due to the small fonts. I'd like to change their default values for the input and output. I already figured out that everything seems to be defined ...
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Exporting Cyrillics in PDF on Linux

I'm using Mathematica from Ubuntu. I need a normal font to display cyrillics inside PDFs. Any default font is very ugly, letters are too close together: ...
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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 ...
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Use TraditionalForm (or something similar) in AxesLabel/PlotLegends

I use the following command to export plots to PDF which I then use in latex: ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to change the fontsize when printing a notebook in the working enviroment?

I want to print a notebook that owns syntax color,I use the Szabolcs's method SetOptions[$FrontEndSession, PrintingStyleEnvironment -> "Working"] Then I can ...
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Support for pro font families?

While researching this question, I encountered an issue with Mathematica’s font selection mechanism when rich families of pro fonts are used. I can plot text in a given font with: ...
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Webdings are different on V10 vs V9. Why?

I use FontFamily->"Webdings" in interfaces in several places, but among other things for custom opener icons, for example I use the following "icons" for open and closed openers: In version 10 this ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to embed fonts when exporting Mathematica graphics as PDF

Upon exporting a Mathematica graphics expression as a PDF, Mathematica does not seem to embed any nonstandard fonts used. When you open the resulting PDF document with a PDF viewer, all the text items ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Getting Internal Self-Test Error

I have two questions related to this simple code: ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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How can I get the beautiful font used in the Demonstrations web site in my notebook? [closed]

This question may be off-topic (if it is, I will delete it), but: What is the name of that beautiful monospace font used in the Wolfram Demonstrations source code snippets ?
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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 ...
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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, ...
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