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

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Custom fonts show as boxes when opening Mathematica-made PDFs with Illustrator

If I export a PDF from Mathematica, then open it with Illustrator, the font glyphs will sometimes appear as boxes, depending on what font was used. Why does this happen? Is there a workaround? I ...
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How to change default font for all existing notebooks at once?

By default, Mathematica 9 and 10 use Gill Sans MT fonts for headings of title/subtitle/section/subsection/subsubsection. Unfortunately, Gill Sans MT fonts have no Cyrillic letters, so that all ...
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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 ...
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Is there any way to format the results of Wolfram|Alpha

I have noticed that when getting Wolfram|Alpha results via WolframAlpha[], the output is formatted to (what appears to be) Times New Roman and Helvetica for units ...
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What's the name of the default font used in Mathematica 10?

I really like the default font in Mathematica 10. So I would like to use it for my other applications. I tried to search for the name of the font, only found that a lot of people is talking on how to ...
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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 ...
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Update Type 1 fonts with Open Type fonts

Hi I have very old notebook files which was composed 2009, where few fonts was used with Type 1 but now I want to replace with open type format. Also I have stylesheet, do I need to do any changes in ...
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Blank sequences do not display anymore as continuous lines

BlankSequence[] and BlankNullSequence[] "suddenly" do not display anymore as "continuous lines" in my v.10.0.1 (OSX) (of course ...
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How to use FontWeight options in Mathematica 10.x

Bug introduced in OSX v10.0.0 and persisting through v10.3.0 I‘m using stylesheets to create customized styles for course materials. That includes using fonts like Gill Sans, and Helvetica (Neue). ...
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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 ...
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FontFamily option in Style being ignored

Style[\[WhiteKnight], FontFamily -> "Segoe UI Symbol"] The output I'm getting looks like it is in the Mathematica.ttf font, not the designated Segoe UI Symbol ...
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Trouble with fonts when exporting a 2D-plot to vector formats

I've set up my plot to look exactly how I like it. At least it does so on screen. Upon export though, only the bitmap formats look the same. For PDF and EPS, the FontSize seems to get ignored and the ...
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Very poor subpixel antialiasing using rotated monitor

I use Mathematica 10 for Linux with my monitor rotated 90-degrees. Fonts in all applications look very good (I have configured Gnome and Xft to do subpixel antialiasing in "vertical RGB" order). But ...
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Using Greek $\LaTeX$ fonts

I want to use the $\LaTeX$ font in graphics. For text/numbers, this is easily done by FontFamily -> "CMU Serif" (on Ubuntu) like this: ...
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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 ...
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How to use Feynman Slash notation?

How can I use Feynman slash notation, e.g., $\require{cancel} \cancel{A}$, in Mathematica? I've seen some answer from 2008 which doesn't seem to work well in Mathematica 10. I'd like this to be part ...
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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; ...
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How to disable OperatorSubstitution in a style sheet without losing syntax highlighting for local variables

I'm trying to define a custom style sheet that has "OperatorSubstitution" set to false in order to keep fonts consistent. However, whenever I disable this, I lose ...
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Accessing figure style (oldstyle or lining) of TrueType fonts

Most professional fonts come with at least two figure styles: old style (or text) figures and lining figures. In plots and most other figures I prefer to use lining figures. This is no problem with ...
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Greek variables in 10.0.1

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 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 ...
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How to preserve clipping when exporting a framed histogram with font embedding?

I work with histograms and would like to export it to EPS format. I've noticed that my exported image loses the PlotRangeClipping option that I set up when I export the plot. This is true for at least ...
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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 ...
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How to change the font size of a pie chart's legend

I have a pie chart and I would like to make the font size of the legend bigger. I was able to make the fonts bigger for the chart labels but ...
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Is there a way to outline text?

If I have: Graphics[ {Red, EdgeForm[Directive[White, Thick]], Inset[Style[Text@"Hi!", 44], {0, 0}]}, Background -> Black ] I unfortunately get: ...
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What is the font that is most similar to latex fonts? [duplicate]

I am producing mathematica graphs so I hope the axis font can be as similar to latex fonts as possible. This is because I need to put them in a latex document. $\LaTeX$ and Mathematica What is ...
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Inconsistent font rendering when using a remote kernel on a different OS

I have a Mathematica 10.0 on Linux and one on OSX. I'm using the OSX as a remote kernel. During parallel computation, if I render some graphics, the fonts and axes are not rendered the same way ...
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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 ...
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Mathematica embeds some fonts in PDF, some not [duplicate]

I want to use the Computer Modern font in my plots and export the graphics to pdf. The OpenType Latin Modern fonts are installed, but now some of them are not embedded if I export to pdf. For example ...
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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 ...
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Fontsize becomes too large when exporting a table to pdf [duplicate]

I have the following Grid ar = Grid[{{a, c, e}, {b, d, f}}, Frame -> All]; When I use Export["~/Desktop/grid.pdf", ar]; ...
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How to set DisplayFormulaNumbered Font style to Times New Roman? [duplicate]

I'm writing a lecture notes with lots of formula in notebook which will be saved as pdf later. In my notes many DisplayFormulaNumbered cells were used, where the default FontStyle were Arial, which ...
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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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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 ...
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Set fontsize using setoptions not working in DateListPlot

I'm trying to use SetOptions to set the global font size for DateListPlot plots. My problem is that this is not working. Event this simple test does not change the font size: ...
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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 ...
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How to reset the “front end” to a 200% default

I wish that when Mathematica is run the "front end" this default to 200%, and perhaps other things where you can not change, as there are directly in the menu. Thank You
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Is there any automatic way to use specific font specifically for math? [duplicate]

I am trying to mimic the look of Wolfram|Alpha, which uses the Bitstream fonts Charter (for math and some text) and Vera Sans (for most text and things like units after numbers). Is there any ...
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Font style in Mathematica and .tex file

I am using Mathematica 8. I want to label the axes of figure in "Times" font. ...
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Computer Modern Roman in Mathematica 8.0

What should be command for font style "Computer Modern Roman" in Mathematica, as the default font style of LaTeX is "Computer Modern Roman". Tried this ...
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Font presentation difference between version 9 and version 10

I am trying to make presentation quality bar charts. As part of my effort, I used the code below. Updated to eliminate font specification. The problem appears to be a rendering difference, not a font ...
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Scale Insetted Characters to Plot

I am trying to place a curly brace within a plot such that the top/bottom of the curly brace line up with two horizontal lines in the plot: I have not been able to find a way to make the curly ...
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How to set the resolution permanently? [duplicate]

I'm new to Mathematica, each time I start Mathematica, I have to enter SetOptions[$FrontEndSession, FontProperties -> {"ScreenResolution" -> Automatic}] to ...
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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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Keeping Font Relative Size to Object/Graphics/Plot Object upon Resize

I want to keep the text generated within a graph/plot to remain the same relative to an element (a disk of size 0.2) of the image upon resize, not the image itself, while maintaining the original ...
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FontSize problematic when used in LabelStyle

Bug introduced in 9.0.0 and persisting through 10.0.2 or later Consider the following few examples, each producing a trivial graphic object: ...
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Why MMA cannot apply the correct style of unit?

When I select Style-> Style-> DisplayFormulaNumbered Then I type some formula show as below: I found that the font of formula is not Times New Roman,so I select the unit ,then select ...
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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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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 ...