bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #32617, interpreter tex mode font too small


bug #32617: interpreter tex mode font too small

Submitted by:  Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Submitted on:  Sun Feb 27 21:24:54 2011  
Category: Plotting with gnuplotSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Incorrect Result
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: godfreyOpen/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Sat Nov 19 14:17:47 2016, comment #4:

This issue is still present in Octave 4.2.0.

I will attach the pdf output as well as the screenshot. (The screenshot is now even uglier as before.)

(file #39020, file #39021)

Hartmut <hardy>
Fri Jan 3 16:37:21 2014, comment #3:

The issue is still present. The bug was filed against gnuplot printing of TeX-formatted text since this is still the only way to get TeX hardcopy. The quickest way to see the difference is to look at the limits of the integral ("0" and "x") in the resulting pdf file. In the 3.2.4 version they are appropriately sized. In 3.4.3 and onwards they are too small. The change happened a long time ago in the upgrade from 3.2.X to 3.4.X.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Fri Jan 3 15:54:31 2014, comment #2:

5/15/2011 is not so recent now. Has this problem been fixed? It seems to work better now, especially with opengl+fltk. But the results I see now are not exactly the same as what Michael showed in his original testpdf.pdf file, but maybe that's because of font differences? The attached file is what I see using 3.8.0.

Well, printing with opengl+fltk doesn't work, but that's a separate bug. I'm attaching a screen shot for that one.

(file #30174, file #30175)

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Mon May 16 03:20:15 2011, comment #1:

Confirmed that this is still an issue even with a very recent tip (5/15/2011).

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sun Feb 27 21:24:54 2011, original submission:

The attached 2 plots (Figure 15.7 in the Manual)
show a problem with the gnuplot tex interpreter.
The PDF testpdf.pdf is from 3.2.4, testpdf_3_5_0.pdf
is from the current 3.5.0+.

The chosen font for 3.5.0+ (and I am quite sure for
3.4.0) is smaller than under current 3.2.4. It
is nearly unreadable.

While this is still under development for both gnuplot
and fltk, it would be good to try to recover the 3.2.4
functionality for gnuplot.

The script used, copied directly from the Manual pg. 258,
is also attached. Note that it does not
include the 'interpreter','tex' option, but works anyhow.
The use of "interpreter option" is mentioned in the current
Manual, but is not defined.

Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Project Member


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Attach File(s):

Attached Files
file #39020:  Octave420+gnuplot.pdf added by hardy (5kB - application/pdf)
file #30174:  foo.pdf added by jwe (12kB - application/pdf)
file #30175:  screenshot.png added by jwe (13kB - image/png)
file #22799:  testpdf_3_5_0.pdf added by godfrey (8kB - application/pdf)
file #22800:  test_tex.m added by godfrey (213B - application/vnd.wolfram.mathematica.package)
file #22801:  testpdf.pdf added by godfrey (9kB - application/pdf)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sat Nov 19 14:17:47 2016hardyAttached File-=>Added Octave420+gnuplot.pdf, #39020
      Attached File-=>Added Octave420+gnuplot+onscreen.png, #39021
    Fri Jan 3 15:54:31 2014jweAttached File-=>Added foo.pdf, #30174
      Attached File-=>Added screenshot.png, #30175
    Mon May 16 03:20:15 2011rik5StatusNone=>Confirmed
    Sun Feb 27 21:24:54 2011godfreyAttached File-=>Added testpdf_3_5_0.pdf, #22799
      Attached File-=>Added test_tex.m, #22800
      Attached File-=>Added testpdf.pdf, #22801

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