Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 09:38:26 -0800
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "David L. Cassell" <Cassell.David@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: Picture format,
is it possible to put numeric character in the message part.
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Peter Crawford <peter.crawford@DB.COM> replied:
> I don't know the limits of ps fonts, but it might be worth
> investigating the ps language to discover whether you
> can "pass-thru" the superscript in some other way that
> does not involve number characters.
Umm, that's a bit ickier than I would recommend. To 'pass through'
a superscript as PostScript code, you basically have to have a
chunk of PostScript which will:
 remember the current font with 'currentfont'
 create a new font with 'makefont'
 top-align [use: 'gsave', 'moveto', 'charpath', and other commands]
 shrink the font by, say, 0.4
 restore alignment and original font
May I just say.. ick.
> If the superscript 2 is available as another character of
> the symbol set, find it by trial-and-error, printing out a charset
A [hopefully] much better solution.
> (code to generate this is available in sas-l archives)
> or even (last resort) read the documentation. ;-)
No! Not the documentation! :-)
"Real men don't read manuals!" - Richard Holmes 'Pete' Hawkins, Ph.D.
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist