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Satisfying rotated text needs

The most common technical graphic in the world
is the x,y data graph. Labeling the vertical
axis of such a plot needs +90 degree rotated
text.  Implementing that (soon!) would satisfy
98% of the people asking about rotated text.
90 degree rotated text looks excellent with bit-mapped
fonts of course.

Oblique (non-90-degree rotated) text is used to
a much lesser extent, as in labeling of edges
of arc-node graphs, though some like to label
them with horizontal text.

As far as Postscript output goes, PS doesn't care,
as far as I know, what transformation you apply.

I vote for getting 90 degree text done real soon.
It is just a bit-remap, interchanging x and y
(and getting the signs right).  Should not be
a big deal.

We deal with the biomedical literature and screen
versions of it.  They only publish about 1,000,000
distinct data plots a year.  Maybe we could start
saving some trees if we could move their stuff
to our silver screens.

bob futrelle

   Prof. Robert P. Futrelle
   Biological Knowledge Laboratory
   College of Computer Science  161CN
   Northeastern University
   360 Huntington Ave.
   Boston, MA 02115

   (617)-437-2076   FAX: (617)-437-5121


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