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Re: Special symbols... Postscript .vs. Hershey fonts

Geoff Cureton (cureton@ses.curtin.edu.au) writes:

> I have been generating some plots for a project, and initially I just used
> the vector fonts to generate roughish plots for an internal report. I
> eventually want to generate the same plots for use in a paper, so I would
> in that case use the Postscript fonts.
> My plots have labels on them for degrees ( as in the superscripted little
> circle). Using the vector fonts I changed to the appropriate font (Font 9)
> and used the prescribed keybinding for the degree symbol (%). This was
> fine.
> My problem was that when I went to use the Postscript fonts, (Symbol in
> this case), there were only octal codes for each symbol, and I haven't
> been able to figure out the correct syntax for specifying a particular
> symbol in the context of a PLOT or XYOUTS command.

You might enjoy (and perhaps find enlightenment from) this
discussion of how to create an Angstrom symbol on my web

   http://www.dfanning.com /tips/angstrom.html



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