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## Re: Differing fonts between Octave and other programs with the same font

 From: Dmitri A. Sergatskov Subject: Re: Differing fonts between Octave and other programs with the same fontname Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2019 18:05:15 -0600

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 3:37 PM Brett Green <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> For consistency with the body text of my work, I would like all my plots to
> use the font Latin Modern. I downloaded and installed the font, and have been
> able to use it in Octave.by calling e.g.
> title('Text (hello, 123) \alpha')
> set(gca,"fontname","Latin Modern Math","fontsize",20)
> The font changes - it is no longer the default Octave font. However, it's not
> the font I'm looking for - it doesn't match the default LaTeX font.
> Strangely, when I use the same font in another program such as MS Word, I get
> the desired font. Can anyone explain what is going on here, and suggest how
> to address it?

Did you restart octave after you instaleed the font?
If you print it to svg file, which font do you get in there?

>
> On a side note, how does one actually use math mode with $? If I call > something like > title('$Text (hello, 123) \alpha$') > the$ are interpreted literally. The documentation mentions they can be used
> in Octave, so I thought to try them and see how it affected my problem, but I
> couldn't get them to work and the section of the documentation on the text
> interpreter property didn't explain beyond a passing mention.

I think this has been fixed lately in dev. At least your code works on
my computer.

(Output of
print "t1.svg"
and
print "t1.pdf" "-svgconvert"

are attached.)

Dmitri.
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t1.svg
Description: image/svg

t1.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

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