Hi, I regularly use matplotlib on lots of systems I
> don't have root access to. On most of these
> installation of gs 8.15 is quite problematic (and buggy)
> and as I result using TeX with matplotlib is
> impractical. Additionally as all of the printers I have
> access to are HP made the use of embedded truetype fonts
> is also problematic. The combination of these two
> problems has made it difficult to use mpl for anything I
> need to print and for which I need mathtext.
> As a solution I've patched the mathtext library and
> backend_ps in order to support mathtext based upon the
> standard postscript Symbol font when ps.usetex = True.
> A function patch to CVS is attached.
Thanks Nick -- just committed this to CVS so it will be in the next
Checking in lib/matplotlib/mathtext.py;
new revision: 1.21; previous revision: 1.20
Checking in lib/matplotlib/backends/backend_ps.py;
new revision: 1.69; previous revision: 1.68