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Bug introduced in 6 and fixed in 7


Though my question my be related to this one, it doesn't look like it can easily be solved in the same way, so I hope not to be double-posting.

I am trying to insert a framed number/text into a graphics using Epilog. The text (black), the background (white) and the frame (coloured, e.g. orange) shall be of different colours.

As a minimal working example, the following code indeed produces the desired result:

Graphics[{
  LightGray, Disk[], 
  Inset[Framed[Style[ToString[text], Black, 50],
    Background -> Pink, 
    FrameStyle -> {Orange}]]}]

first example

Yet, when I try to change the background colour to White, it simply is ignored!

Graphics[{
  LightGray, Disk[], 
  Inset[Framed[Style[ToString[text], Black, 50],
    Background -> White, 
    FrameStyle -> {Orange}]]}]

second example

I know I could also apply the Background to the Inset rather than to the Framed, but that unfortunately results in the background colour slightly extending beyond the frame. I am using Mathematica version 6.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

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  • $\begingroup$ well it works in my case, I get a white background, using exactly your code (MMA 9.0.1) $\endgroup$ – Pinguin Dirk May 27 '13 at 8:35
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe I should add I am still on Mathematica 6. But simply adding a white background shouldn't really require state-of-the-art software, it seems to me... $\endgroup$ – Bernd May 27 '13 at 8:36
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    $\begingroup$ Seems to be a version problem. It works well for MMA 8.0.1 and 9.0.1. $\endgroup$ – partial81 May 27 '13 at 8:37
  • $\begingroup$ Well then I guess all I can hope for is some other user still on v6 who can figure a workaround. For know, the only easy solution that works for me is setting the colour to RGBColor[0.999, 0.999, 0.999], which turns out pretty white. $\endgroup$ – Bernd May 27 '13 at 8:40
  • $\begingroup$ What happens if you evaluate Graphics[{LightGray, Disk[], Text[Framed[Style["text", Black, 50], Background -> White, FrameStyle -> {Orange}]]}]? $\endgroup$ – m_goldberg May 27 '13 at 10:56

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