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Re: [Matplotlib-users] How to save text in vector images as text rather than paths? Benjamin Root Mon Jun 28 11:00:14 2010

Hmm, there is definitely a difference in qualiity.  Thanks for the tip!/

Ben Root

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Eric Firing <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On 06/28/2010 04:30 AM, Benjamin Root wrote:
> > Just to note, in Linux, one can use the pdf2ps command.  I believe
>
> I recommend the pdftops command if you have it, instead of pdf2ps. At
> least on my system (ubuntu 10.04), pdf2ps seems to be embedding coarse
> bit-mapped versions of the fonts.  The output looks pretty bad.
>
> Eric
>
> > Windows users can use GhostScript to convert a pdf into an eps file
> > rather than using Illustrator for a simple conversion process.
> >
> > Ben Root
> >
> > On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 2:12 PM, Eric Firing <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>> wrote:
> >
> >     On 06/27/2010 08:06 AM, Eliss Parke wrote:
> >      > I'm creating charts in matplotlib and saving them using
> >      > savefig('chart.eps'). How can I make the labels actually be text
> >     rather
> >      > than paths, which seems to be the default? (when I open the .eps
> >     files
> >      > in Illustrator, I can't edit them as text)
> >
> >     When you say "labels", are you referring to the tick labels?
> >
> >     If so, near the top of your script, try:
> >
> >     import matplotlib
> >     matplotlib.rcParams['axes.unicode_minus'] = False
> >
> >     Otherwise all tick labels are treated as unicode by default, and
> unicode
> >     is rendered in the ps backend as a sequence of glyphs rather than as
> a
> >     single text string.
> >
> >     You might also consider using matplotlib to write pdf files instead
> of
> >     ps.  The eps format is older and more limited in its capabilities
> than
> >     pdf.  You can always convert pdf to eps as a last step, if eps is
> what
> >     you ultimately need.  I've never used Illustrator, but I presume it
> can
> >     happily import pdf and export eps.
> >
> >     Eric
> >
> >      >
> >      > I'm using the latest matplotlib and python on Windows XP.
> >      >
> >      > Thanks
> >      > Eliss
> >      >
> >      >
> >      >
> >      >
> >
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