# [metapost] Fwd: How to change label font

Steven Woody narkewoody at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 09:24:51 CEST 2007

On 9/11/07, Dan&Jan Luecking <luecking at uark.edu> wrote:
> At 08:16 PM 9/10/2007, you wrote:
>
> >On 9/10/07, José Carlos Santos <jcsantos at fc.up.pt> wrote:
> > > On 10-09-2007 14:53, Steven Woody wrote:
> > >
> > > >>> In the manual, i got 'defaultfont' used to change font.  but i found
> > > >>> it took no effects.  i guess this may caused by that i am using latex,
> > > >>> that is i used following statements at beginning of a mp source:
> > > >>>
> > > >>> verbatimtex
> > > >>> %&latex
> > > >>> \documentclass{article}
> > > >> \usepackage{ appropriate package for the font that you want }
> > > >>
> > > >>> \begin{document}
> > > >>> etex
> > > >>>
> > > >>> in this case, how can i change font?  thanks.
> > > >> Aditya
> > > >
> > > > need extra packages to use fonts?  if what i want is tahoma, what page
> > > > should i load? thanks.
> > >
> > > See:
> > >
> > > http://franz.kollmann.in/latex/latex.html#winfonts
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > >
> > > Jose Carlos Santos
> > > --
> > > http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/metapost
> > >
> >
> >i think you did not get my point.  i don't want to use any extra-font.
> >  in latex, one can already change fonts even without anything such as
> >winfonts, is it? i just want to change font, and Tahoma is a oridinary
> >one for which i can find tfm files under my tex treee.  the problem
> >is, when in metapost using latex as preprocessor, i found i can not
> >change label font.
>
> If you change defaultfont, metapost uses that when you ask it to
> print a string:
>      defaultfont="ptmr8a"; % TFM name for Times
>      label("Text", (0,0)); % Will be in Times.
>
> If you use TeX or LaTeX to set labels:
>      label(btex Text", (0,0);
> you get whatever font TeX or LaTeX has been instructed to use and
> defaultfont is ignored. And quite properly, too. I certainly
> wouldn't metapost to override my LaTeX font selections.
>
> Is that clear enough?
>
>

thanks, i now got the point.  the question may need to be changed to
"how to change font in latext". i had did "\fontfamily{...}  in
verbatimtex .. etex.  but dont't know what is the right family name
for Tahoma.  maybe this question should not be discussed here.


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