changed. However, if I just run the rc(font, **fontDict)
> command sequence first without ever trying the defaults
> fonts all goes well and I get a fine PS file. Evidently,
> some aspects of the old font are retained.
Are these effects observed within a single python session (all tests
in one script or a single interactive session from the shell).
matplotlib does cache some font information within a single run.
If it is *between* python sessions, you might want to try clearing the
font cache between runs and see if this makes a difference
> rm -rf ~/.matplotlib/ttffont.cache