# can any windows 0.91.2 user reproduce this bug?

Hello windows users -

Can anybody using mpl 0.91.2 on windows reproduce this bug:

from pylab import *
plot([1,2,3])
xlabel(r’$\chi$’)
savefig(‘c:/temp/test.eps’)

This should give an eps file that when viewed does not show the letter chi along the x-axis (that’s the bug).

We have been discussing this problem, and I think it is a bug in the windows distribution.
(It worked on all the previous mpl versions fine, just when upgrading from 0.90.1 the problem arose).

Thanks to Fred, Chris, and JV for reproducing this bug.
We all get the same eps file, that doesn’t show the greek symbols produced with mathtext.
And we all do get correct results on the screen (using Tk) and in pdf and png files.
It seems not to work on windows, while it used to work on versions 0.90.1 and earlier.
Anybody know how to fix this?

Thanks, Mark

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On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 5:02 PM, Mark Bakker <markbak@…287…> wrote:

Hello windows users -

Can anybody using mpl 0.91.2 on windows reproduce this bug:

from pylab import *
plot([1,2,3])
xlabel(r’$\chi$’)
savefig(‘c:/temp/test.eps’)

This should give an eps file that when viewed does not show the letter chi along the x-axis (that’s the bug).

We have been discussing this problem, and I think it is a bug in the windows distribution.
(It worked on all the previous mpl versions fine, just when upgrading from 0.90.1 the problem arose).

Mark Bakker wrote:

Thanks to Fred, Chris, and JV for reproducing this bug.

We all get the same eps file, that doesn’t show the greek symbols
produced with mathtext.

And we all do get correct results on the screen (using Tk) and in pdf
and png files.
I loaded the eps file in Adobe Photoshop and the chi letter was
displayed along the x-axis. – jv

···

Sounds like perhaps the symbol is not embedded in the EPS file.

Cheers,
Alan Isaac

···

On Tue, 25 Mar 2008, Jim Vickroy apparently wrote:

letter **was** displayed along the x-axis. -- jv

Well, that is odd.
The chi letter doesn’t show up with GSView, or Preview on the Mac.
What’s going on?
Mark

···

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 3:19 PM, Jim Vickroy <Jim.Vickroy@…259…> wrote:

Mark Bakker wrote:

Thanks to Fred, Chris, and JV for reproducing this bug.

We all get the same eps file, that doesn’t show the greek symbols
produced with mathtext.

And we all do get correct results on the screen (using Tk) and in pdf
and png files.

I loaded the eps file in Adobe Photoshop and the chi letter was
displayed along the x-axis. – jv

It seems not to work on windows, while it used to work on
versions 0.90.1 and earlier.

Anybody know how to fix this?

Thanks, Mark

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 5:02 PM, Mark Bakker > > <markbak@…287…> > > wrote:

Hello
windows users -

Can anybody using mpl 0.91.2 on windows reproduce this bug:

from pylab import *

plot([1,2,3])

xlabel(r’$\chi$’)

savefig(‘c:/temp/test.eps’)

This should give an eps file that when viewed does not show the letter
chi along the x-axis (that’s the bug).

We have been discussing this problem, and I think it is a bug in the
windows distribution.

(It worked on all the previous mpl versions fine, just when upgrading
from 0.90.1 the problem arose).



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