Re: [gembud] Font differences between Gempak5.9.2 and Gempak5.10.2

Thanks for the guidance. As you suspected, I was unknowingly
overriding the TEXT attributes with my SFPARM settings. And so, when
plotting text using GEMPAK5.9.4 and later, SFPARM settings may need
to be adjusted (from what worked in previous versions), as in my case.



At 01:16 PM 8/13/2007, Steve Chiswell wrote:

There are several factors which affect the TEXT plotting.
In the first instance you only show a size of ".7". The
font style and HW/SW flat will default to their previous
setting- thus depending on what you had run in that
directory/gplt session previously would continue to be in effect.
Make sure you set all the items size/style/width/hw-sw
in order to compare.

Also added in 5.9.4:
was the ability to control text size in line for individual parameters,
so you would want to ensure you aren't overriding any text attributes
that way:

      The text size and line width can also be specified for plotting numerical 
data such as temperature and dewpoint.  These follow the parameter name, or 
condition, delimited by colons.  For example, TMPF:2.5:3 , would  cause 
temperatures to be plotted with a text size of 2.5 and a line width of 3.  Text 
sizes that are positive cause the data to be  plotted at the location they 
would appear if they were being plotted with the largest specified text size 
(ie. farther from the center of the station model than they would normally 
appear).  Text sizes that are negative cause the offsets from the center of the 
station model to be computed based on the specified text size.  NOTE:  A large 
range of negative text sizes may result in some degree of overplotting. When 
using hardware fonts, text sizes may be named sizes.  For example, tiny, SMALL, 
m, -m, -LARGE, etc, are all valid specifications. If no text size is provided 
for a particular data type, that data will be plotted with the default text 
size specified in the TEXT parameter.

If you are still having trouble with sizes, please send me the script so I can 
run with the same TEXT, SFPARM, DEVICE settings that you used to produce the 

Steve Chiswell
Unidata User Support

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