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Re: Postscript font usage
Paul van Delst wrote:
> Barbara A Cohen wrote:
> > I use PS fonts exclusively too, because of the nice aesthetics.
> > It is a big pain to find some of the special symbols but it's
> > worth it (btw how DO you get the sun symbol?)
> Wow - I wanted that symbol in a plot recently (got sick of having to use "solar" as a
> subscript for everything). Does it exist in a form IDLers can use? I couldn't find it.
The procedure sunsymbol.pro in http://idlastro.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp/pro/plot/sunsymbol.pro
creates a postscript subscript Sun symbol. (Try saying "postscript subscript Sun
symbol " 10 times fast ;-) ) However, it is something of a kluge (it draws a circle and
then a dot) and the quality may depend on your particular character thickness and size
P.S. To answer an earlier question, the procedure ploterror.pro in the same directory can
be used to plot X error bars only, by setting the Y errors to zero, e.g.
iDL> ploterror, x, y, xerr, y*0