Setting rcParams ps.fonttype = 42 yields unreadable eps

Previous Topic Next Topic
 
classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
1 message Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Setting rcParams ps.fonttype = 42 yields unreadable eps

pauljdurack
I created a bug report at
https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib/issues/9044, but in the mean time I
am keen to get some help from this user group.

I'm trying to create an eps output from matplotlib 2.0.2 with editable text
(truetype). I've used the settings:

import matplotlib
matplotlib.rcParams['ps.fonttype'] = 42

Which yields a file size increase from 19Kb to 1.2Mb, but no software (MacOS
Preview, or Adobe Photoshop 2017) can read the file. For those interested I
have attached both `*.eps` output files in the zip archive at the link at
the top of the page.

The truetype (ps.fonttype = 42) file contains the following, and `DejaVu
Sans` doesn't appear to be installed (checking the MacOS Font Book
application):
...
%!PS-TrueTypeFont-1.0-2.22937
%%Title: DejaVu Sans
%%Copyright: Copyright (c) 2003 by Bitstream, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright (c) 2006 by Tavmjong Bah. All Rights Reserved. DejaVu changes are
in public domain
%%Creator: Converted from TrueType to type 42 by PPR
...

A demo script to reproduce the problem is:

import matplotlib
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
fig = plt.figure(dpi=100, facecolor='w', edgecolor='w')
ax1 = plt.subplot2grid((2,2), (0, 0), rowspan=2, facecolor='w')
ax2 = plt.subplot2grid((2,2), (0, 1), facecolor='w')
ax3 = plt.subplot2grid((2,2), (1, 1), facecolor='w')
matplotlib.rcParams['ps.fonttype'] = 3
fig.savefig('demo-type3.eps') <- Opens fine
matplotlib.rcParams['ps.fonttype'] = 42
fig.savefig('demo-type42.eps') <- Errors on all applications I have tried

System config:
  * Operating System: MacOS 10.11.6
  * Matplotlib Version: 2.0.2-py27_1 (conda-forge)
  * Python Version: 2.7.13-1 (conda-forge)
  * Jupyter Version (if applicable): NA (1.0.0-py27_0 conda-forge)
  * Other Libraries: NA (can provide if required)
  * Installation path: conda (conda-forge channel)

Happy to hear any tips as to how to get around this issue.

Cheers,

P



--
View this message in context: http://matplotlib.1069221.n5.nabble.com/Setting-rcParams-ps-fonttype-42-yields-unreadable-eps-tp48196.html
Sent from the matplotlib - users mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
_______________________________________________
Matplotlib-users mailing list
[hidden email]
https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/matplotlib-users