p.map.new legend - no font
wade at zorro.cecer.army.mil
Thu Nov 18 10:03:31 EST 1993
Teresa Hansen (Ft. Lewis, WA, USA) wrote:
> Does anyone know if you can specifiy a text style in the p.map.new legend?
> I see in the manual that you can specify text size and color but there is
> no mention of style.
Yes. The user can apparently specify the font for legend text by using the
"textfont" parameter. Usage is:
within the "legend" instruction set, where "font" is any valid font
name as listed in the "Valid font names" section in the "p.map.new"
There are more than one problems here:
* The manual entry is incomplete - it needs to specify all valid
* The "textfont" parameter is valid in "legend", while it is invalid in
the "text" instruction (just "font" is valid there). Consistency is
needed - users should not be guessing about valid names.
* Sometimes it is difficult to decide what the best name should be -
"textfont" is redundant, but it corresponds well with "testsize",
"textsize", and "textcolor". [I prefer the simple "font".]
* All instructions that include text in p.map.new (e.g., barscale, grid,
legend, text, etc.), should probably have a "font" parameter.
BTW, my hardcopy 4.1 manual has the parameter "textfont" in the
"text" instruction for "p.map.new", but my on-line manual has
"font", which is the one that works in my current version of GRASS.
If one doesn't work at your site, maybe try the other...
[Remember: p.map.new is alpha code.]
-Scott Wade wade at zorro.cecer.army.mil
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