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Fonts for Gnuplot

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After struggling with fonts in Gnuplot 4.6 (on Fedora 17) (getting the not so useful error “gdImageStringFT: Could not find/open font while printing string”), I found tonicas post on debugging the issue. Although helpful, it did not give the full solution to my problem. It turns out, many of the old fonts are not available in Fedora 17 at all.

I wanted a sans-serif font, and in the end I went for the DejaVuSans. After installing the font packages, I specifically exported that path for use with Gnuplot:

sudo yum install dejavu-sans-fonts dejavu-fonts-common
export GDFONTPATH=/usr/share/fonts/dejavu

Then I can use that font in Gnuplot by addressing it specifically:

set title 'Test' font 'DejaVuSans,21'

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More Small Fonts

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As an update to the MiniFonts post, here is an even smaller one from Adam Borowski. At 4 pixels wide and 6 high, it probably does not get much smaller.

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Small Fonts

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With small electronics and a LED matrix, you never know when a small font can come in handy. Here are some small pixel fonts and icons.

From Best Flash 2.2, there’s several freeware fonts. And over at Brainstorm and Raves, they spotted the Itsibitsi icons from MiniFonts. They also have several other tiny fonts, including Atom, with a cap height of only 6 pixels.