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pylab_examples example code: fonts_demo.pyΒΆ

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"""
Show how to set custom font properties.

For interactive users, you can also use kwargs to the text command,
which requires less typing.  See examples/fonts_demo_kw.py
"""
from matplotlib.font_manager import FontProperties
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

plt.subplot(111, axisbg='w')

font0 = FontProperties()
alignment = {'horizontalalignment': 'center', 'verticalalignment': 'baseline'}
# Show family options

families = ['serif', 'sans-serif', 'cursive', 'fantasy', 'monospace']

font1 = font0.copy()
font1.set_size('large')

t = plt.text(-0.8, 0.9, 'family', fontproperties=font1,
             **alignment)

yp = [0.8, 0.7, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 0.2]

for k, family in enumerate(families):
    font = font0.copy()
    font.set_family(family)
    t = plt.text(-0.8, yp[k], family, fontproperties=font,
                 **alignment)

# Show style options

styles = ['normal', 'italic', 'oblique']

t = plt.text(-0.4, 0.9, 'style', fontproperties=font1,
             **alignment)

for k, style in enumerate(styles):
    font = font0.copy()
    font.set_family('sans-serif')
    font.set_style(style)
    t = plt.text(-0.4, yp[k], style, fontproperties=font,
                 **alignment)

# Show variant options

variants = ['normal', 'small-caps']

t = plt.text(0.0, 0.9, 'variant', fontproperties=font1,
             **alignment)

for k, variant in enumerate(variants):
    font = font0.copy()
    font.set_family('serif')
    font.set_variant(variant)
    t = plt.text(0.0, yp[k], variant, fontproperties=font,
                 **alignment)

# Show weight options

weights = ['light', 'normal', 'medium', 'semibold', 'bold', 'heavy', 'black']

t = plt.text(0.4, 0.9, 'weight', fontproperties=font1,
             **alignment)

for k, weight in enumerate(weights):
    font = font0.copy()
    font.set_weight(weight)
    t = plt.text(0.4, yp[k], weight, fontproperties=font,
                 **alignment)

# Show size options

sizes = ['xx-small', 'x-small', 'small', 'medium', 'large',
         'x-large', 'xx-large']

t = plt.text(0.8, 0.9, 'size', fontproperties=font1,
             **alignment)

for k, size in enumerate(sizes):
    font = font0.copy()
    font.set_size(size)
    t = plt.text(0.8, yp[k], size, fontproperties=font,
                 **alignment)

# Show bold italic

font = font0.copy()
font.set_style('italic')
font.set_weight('bold')
font.set_size('x-small')
t = plt.text(-0.4, 0.1, 'bold italic', fontproperties=font,
             **alignment)

font = font0.copy()
font.set_style('italic')
font.set_weight('bold')
font.set_size('medium')
t = plt.text(-0.4, 0.2, 'bold italic', fontproperties=font,
             **alignment)

font = font0.copy()
font.set_style('italic')
font.set_weight('bold')
font.set_size('x-large')
t = plt.text(-0.4, 0.3, 'bold italic', fontproperties=font,
             **alignment)

plt.axis([-1, 1, 0, 1])

plt.show()

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