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api example code: font_family_rc.pyΒΆ

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Configuring the font family

You can explicitly set which font family is picked up for a given font
style (e.g., 'serif', 'sans-serif', or 'monospace').

In the example below, we only allow one font family (Tahoma) for the
san-serif font style.  You the default family with the rc
param, e.g.,::

  rcParams[''] = 'sans-serif'

and for the you set a list of font styles to try to find
in order::

  rcParams['font.sans-serif'] = ['Tahoma', 'DejaVu Sans',
                                 'Lucida Grande', 'Verdana']


# -*- noplot -*-

from matplotlib import rcParams
rcParams[''] = 'sans-serif'
rcParams['font.sans-serif'] = ['Tahoma']
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

fig, ax = plt.subplots()
ax.plot([1, 2, 3], label='test')


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