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 font (or FontFamily, I guess) is for PlotLabel.

I tried e.g. Options[PlotLabel, FontFamily] and some variations, but to no avail.

Many thanks.


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You may try

CurrentValue[PlotLabel, FontFamily]

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  • $\begingroup$ Hi @HyperGroups , I edited your post for better formatting, please feel free to modify it further. $\endgroup$
    – Silvia
    May 24, 2013 at 10:59
  • $\begingroup$ @Silvia welcome, I'm poor in editing here,haha. Just familiar with 4-spaces and inline . $\endgroup$ May 24, 2013 at 11:08
  • $\begingroup$ Markdown is a good thing, you will like it when you get more familiar. :) $\endgroup$
    – Silvia
    May 24, 2013 at 12:26
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    $\begingroup$ This returns a value, but on my system it does not appear to be the correct value. That is, this returns "Courier" while the label in Plot[Sinc[x], {x, 0, 10}, PlotLabel -> "This is a label"] is clearly not in Courier. Any comment? $\endgroup$
    – Mr.Wizard
    May 24, 2013 at 13:33
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    $\begingroup$ @Mr.Wizard I don't know. I've added a image, plot 1 is different from plot 3, maybe some other settings in options, or StandardForm, OutputForm TraditionalForm ...so many Forms. Need some more expriments. $\endgroup$ May 24, 2013 at 14:04

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