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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 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"
print "t1.pdf" "-svgconvert"

are attached.)


Attachment: t1.svg
Description: image/svg

Attachment: t1.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

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