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From   Lee Sieswerda <Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Fonts and graph export
Date   Wed, 20 Aug 2003 12:03:35 -0400

Hi Nick,
Page 106 of the Graphics manual says that you should be able to have spaces
in your font names if you enclose them in double quotes. This doesn't appear
to be entirely true. If you type font("Palatino-Linotype"), it'll work. In
addition, Palatino is one of the standard Postscript font families. Thus, if
you change your Stata syntax to font("Palatino") you'll also get what you
want. 

I do not know all that much about TrueType vs. Postscript or fonts on
different platforms or what happens when you move between machines with
different installed fonts. There is a lot to know, I think. But here is a
list of the 35 standard Postscript fonts, grouped into families. I've had
good luck using these in EPS files with Ghostscript.

AvantGarde-Book
AvantGarde-BookOblique
AvantGarde-Demi
AvantGarde-DemiOblique
Bookman-Demi
Bookman-DemiItalic
Bookman-Light
Bookman-LightItalic
Courier-Bold
Courier-BoldOblique
Courier
Courier-Oblique
Helvetica-Bold
Helvetica-BoldOblique
Helvetica-NarrowBold
Helvetica-NarrowBoldOblique
Helvetica
Helvetica-Oblique
Helvetica-Narrow
Helvetica-NarrowOblique
NewCenturySchlbk-Bold
NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic
NewCenturySchlbk-Italic
NewCenturySchlbk-Roman
Palatino-Bold
Palatino-BoldItalic
Palatino-Italic
Palatino-Roman
Symbol
Times-Bold
Times-BoldItalic
Times-Italic
Times-Roman
ZapfChancery-MediumItalic
ZapfDingbats

Regards,
Lee

Lee Sieswerda, Epidemiologist
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com




-----Original Message-----
From: Nicholas Winter [mailto:nw53@cornell.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 10:53 AM
To: Stata List
Subject: st: Fonts and graph export


Greetings,

I'm trying to specify a font face in a -graph export- command, in which I'm 
exporting to an encapsulated postscript file. The font I want to use is 
TrueType (I'm on windows); its name is "Palatino Linotype".  I can't get it 
to work, no matter what I do with the font() option.

When I specify font("Palatino Linotype"), stata creates the .eps file, but 
then acrobat complains about it.

When I print the graph from Stata directly to Acrobat Distiller, things 
work perfectly--I get a pdf file with the right font--so it must be
possible.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Nick Winter

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