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## Re: subplot titles and labels overlap

 From: Philip Hahn Subject: Re: subplot titles and labels overlap Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 19:52:56 -0500

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 7:44 PM, Philip Hahn wrote:

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Ben Abbott wrote:
On Sep 21, 2011, at 8:33 PM, Philip Hahn wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM, Ben Abbott <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> Have you tried using 3.4.2 with the gnuplot backend?
>
> I tried; it gave me the same error message dealing with \tau.
>
> octave:1> graphics_toolkit gnuplot
> octave:2> close all
> octave:3> plot(1)
> octave:4> title("\tau");
> warning: ft_render: skipping missing glyph for character     '
> warning: ft_render: skipping missing glyph for character     '
> octave:5>
>
> unless I am invoking it incorrectly.
>
>
> philip
>
> Ben

I'm not sure why you are getting the warning.  I don't see that.

However, the title command is being interpreted as "<tab>au"

To get \tau, you'll need to either ...

title ('\tau')

... or ...

title ("\\tau")

OK, the error message only occurs for the title command above, so it must be an error relating to the <tab> interpretation.

title("\\Tau") returns \Tau
title('\tau') returns "t"
title('\gamma') returns "g"

Not greek symbols but the traditional letters. A font issue maybe?

OK, Ben, this is odd.
From the same instance of Octave I re-ran my script with \tau in it, and it worked.
For some reason when I do it from the command line, however, it always works like above (including in a few instance).

However, with the gnuplot it does overlap axis labels with adjacent panes at a font size greater than 12 (specifically 14 and 16). is there a simple way to pad it?

thanks,

philip

philip

Ben