consider the following simple code:
from matplotlib import pyplot
pyplot.text(0, 0, " <--", family='monospace')
Using matplotlib-0.99.3.win32-py2.6, the text '<--' is drawn with an x-offset from the y-axis, as expected from the presence of leading whitespace.
Using matplotlib-1.0.svn.win32-py2.6 rev 8347, the leading whitespace is apparently removed from the text and '<--' is drawn right at the y-axis with no x-offset.
In both cases the font is monospace.
Is this change intended or a regression in 1.0svn?