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

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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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Mathematica 10 Notebook Fonts Look Bad

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 issue - the fonts are not anti-aliased, and look unbalanced and ...
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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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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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Fontsize is too small

I have this annoyance for a long time now: every Text cell uses the default font size, though it appears too small on my screen. See comparison of same text, same font (Times New Roman), same fontsize ...
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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: ...
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Version 9 Blue Screen or Self-Test Error on Windows 7 64-bit

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 Errors evaluating ...
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How to find out available fonts from within Mathematica?

How to find out available fonts on the system from within Mathematica? When I do Style["foobar", FontFamily -> "Foobar"] how do I know which font the ...
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Keeping Text Size the Same Throughout Entire Notebook File

Is there a way in which when you choose to format the size of the font within your notebook, for a particular cell, when you go into another cell, the default size font (12pt) will not be ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Monospaced fonts are not monospaced

I'm using Linux-x86-64 as operating system. Can someone explain this behaviour and maybe give a hint how to resolve it? Here are two lines of exact the same number of letters of a monospaced font: ...
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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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Alternative Math Font

Are there other fonts that can be used for mathematical symbols? I have noticed, that choosing another font (via Stylesheet) does not change the math font (e.g. for greek symbols). Symbols will just ...
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How can I make CurrentValue for font characteristics pick up the font of the output not the input cell?

The command CurrentValue (documentation) allows you to access various properties of fonts, such as x-height, line height, and various measures of width such as ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Rendering percent symbol in the correct typeface

When I do ...
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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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Why does Installing small caps fonts in OS X cause notebook Text cells to use that font?

I installed Adobe Type 1 Times Roman SC (small caps) and Times Roman Bold SC fonts on my Mac OS X system. Now every old or newly-created Text style cell in every ...
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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) ...
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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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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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Invisible \[Conjugate] glyph in the linux frontend

I have a very annoying problem. The Conjugate glyph (*) does not show when I type. That is, if I type \[Conjugate] or ⋮co⋮ then ...
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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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Set default font for Output

Is it possible to set the font family to Arial for axes, legends and labels globally? I found out about ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Mathematica PDF import and fonts

I am trying to put nice LaTeX labels on my Mathematica plots. I can do this manually, or by introducing an extra GNUPlot step into my workflow, but it would streamline the process considerably if ...
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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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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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How can I italicize FrameLabel directives?

Suppose that I use Frame -> True in Plot. Then I can use ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Setting OperatorSubstitution to false causes Plot's labels of sufficiently small size not to appear in the specified typeface. Is this a bug?

If I set OperatorSubstitution to False, the labels of Plot will not use the typeface ...
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How can I change the default font for all notebooks? [closed]

In Mathematica 8 I tried to change the default font for all notebooks in Format > Option Inspector > Global Preferences > Formatting Options > Font Options > large font selection screen > selection ...
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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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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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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: ...