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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Rendering percent symbol in the correct typeface

When I do ...
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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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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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Does PrivateFontOptions -> {“OperatorSubstitution” ->False} fail in version 10?

Please consider the following, version 10.0.1, OS X Mavericks: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use FontWeight options in Mathematica 10.x

I‘m using stylesheets to create customized styles for course materials. That includes using fonts like Gill Sans, and Helvetica (Neue). Up to MMA version 9, it worked. When switching to version 10, ...
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very poor subpixel antialiasing in 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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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 ...