Changing fonts within a string
To change fonts within a string precede the font number listed below by
a backslash. To turn subscripting or superscripting on or off use \s for
subscripts and \S for superscripting. Font selection is current for the
remainder of the string or until the next font change. Subscripts and superscripts
remain for the remainder of the string or until \N is seen. To print a
backslash use \\. To backspace use \b. To begin underlining use \u, to
stop underlining use \U. \+ increases the size of the characters and \-
decreases the size of the characters.
To obtain the Angstrom symbol use \cE .
xmgr uses the Hershey fonts to draw text on the screen, but PostScript
fonts for hardcopy. There are discrepancies between the two sets of fonts
and of this writing, there are problems with the mapping of Greek and special
Font # Font
Summary of other special commands
0 .... Complex Roman on screen, maps to Times-Roman.
1 .... Triplex Roman on screen, maps to Times-Bold.
2 .... Complex Italic on screen, maps to Times-Italic.
3 .... Triplex Italic on screen, maps to Times-BoldItalic.
4 .... Simplex on screen, maps to Helvetica.
5 .... Duplex on screen, maps to Helvetica-Bold
6 .... Complex Italic on screen, maps to Helvetica-Oblique.
7 .... Triplex Italic on screen, maps to Helvetica-BoldOblique.
8 .... Simplex Greek on screen, maps to the lower 128 characters of the
9 .... Symbols on screen, maps to the upper 128 characters of the Symbol
x .... Special symbols
+ .... increase size
- .... decrease size
b .... backspace length of previous character
c .... begin using upper 128 characters of set
C .... stop using upper 128 characters of set
s .... begin subscripting
S .... begin superscripting
u .... begin underline
U .... stop underline
N .... return to normal
\0F\sX\N(\8e\0) = sin(\8e\0)*e\S(-X)\N*cos(\8e\0)
prints roughly FX(e) = sin(e)*e -X*cos(e)
using font 0 and e prints as epsilon from the Simplex Greek font.
Use the upper 128 characters for accented characters. The upper character
set not display on the screen correctly but will print.
NOTE: Special characters are mapped to the keyboard, the present mapping
is not very well organized and may change.