[OS X TeX] Mathematica fonts in graphics

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 31 04:38:04 EDT 2004

On 31 aug 2004, at 1:53, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Maarten: I haven't tried your solution yet, due to one warning from 
> the dvips doc, saying (in essence) EPS files created in this way (i.e. 
> "dvips -E") are resolution-dependent and should be used mostly as a 
> last-resort solution. Did you experience this limitation, or is it 
> immaterial?

Afaik this only applies if you use bit-mapped cm fonts, I _think_ the 
documentation is a bit out of touch with reality. OTOH, if you produce 
them at the size you are going to use them, no further scaling is 
needed, and the letters are included in resolution independent type-1 
fonts anyway. So the docs make it more of a problem than it really is. 
(the point is that dvip may round the _position_ of letters to fall on 
the grid. With bitmapped fonts this makes sense.


> Gary: Sorry, I haven't tried WARMReader yet. I had been under the 
> impression that it required essentially manual intervention, whereas I 
> was looking for an automated procedure, replacing tags (for examples 
> axes ticks) and fonts inserted by Mathematica by another font, but 
> keeping the horizontal and vertical positioning etc. In any case I 
> should try, that's true.

In that case: try psfrag, combined with the dvips -E trick. It has 
worked for me with great results in the past. At least the positioning 
is more or less automatic. Contact me off-list if you want to receive a 


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