[metapost] decimal(i)

Daniel Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Tue Apr 1 23:46:31 CEST 2008

----- Original Message -----
From: Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com>
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 1:09 am
Subject: Re: [metapost] decimal(i)
To: Steve MC Han <hmc0907 at yahoo.com>
Cc: metapost at tug.org

> Steve MC Han wrote:
> > Hi,
> >    
> >   Is there anyway we can make a smaller size numbers in decimal 
> function enumeration?
> >   It seems that label.bot(decimal(i),(i*u,0)); gives a fixed size 
> enumeration.
> This should give you half-size labels:
>   defaultscale := 0.5;

You can also do any of the following:
  1. change defaultfont to a smaller size
         defaultfont := "cmr8";
  2. Include the font in the label command:
         label(decimal(i) infint "cmr8", (i*u,0));
  3. Include the scale in the label command:
         label(decimal(i) infont defaultfont scaled .8, (i*u,0));
      The "infont" is required to turn a string into a picture 
      expression so the scale can be applied.
  4. A combination of one or more of the above.


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