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-====== Typography in Text Labels [in edit] ======+====== Advanced Typography Features ======
-MagicPlot provides accurate typography in text labels and axes labels.+MagicPlot provides accurate typography in text labels and axes labels. You may toggle some features in 'Typography' tab of MagicPlot Preferences. 
 +{{:prefs-typogr.png?nolink|Typography tab in MagicPlot Preferences window}}
 ===== Ligatures Support ===== ===== Ligatures Support =====
-MagicPlot supports English [[wp>ligatures]] in text labels. If you type 'fi', 'fl', etc., those symbols will be shown with ligatures glyphs when you exit edit mode.+MagicPlot supports Latin [[wp>Typographic_ligature|ligatures]] in text labels. If you type 'fi', 'fl', etc., those symbols will be shown with ligature glyphs when you exit edit mode.
-MagicPlot supports these ligatures:+|  {{:ligatures1.png?nolink|}}  | Edit mode  | 
 +|  {{:ligatures2.png?nolink|}}  | Result  |
-  * fi +MagicPlot supports at least the following ligatures:
-  * fl +
-  * ff +
-  * ffi +
-  * ffl+
-You can toggle ligatures in MagicPlot preferences.+  * ''fi'', ''fl'' 
 +  * ''ff'', ''ffi'', ''ffl'' 
 +Not all fonts contain ligature glyphs. MagicPlot displays ligatures only if the glyphs are included in used font. 
 +You can turn the ligatures off in MagicPlot preferences.
 ===== Mathematical Symbols in Axes Labels ===== ===== Mathematical Symbols in Axes Labels =====
 +The numbers in [[wp>Scientific_notation|scientific notation]] need two special characters if you want the typography to be accurate: minus sign and multiplication sign. Many graphing software applications which use simplified typography use letter 'x' and [[wp>Hyphen-minus|hyphen-minus]] (-) in numbers instead of typographically correct special characters. This simplified typography was mainly used in old applications which do not support [[wp>Unicode]].
 +MagicPlot can use either correct symbols (default) or simplified. You can change this option in MagicPlot Preferences. 
 +==== Minus Sign ====
 +Various minus-like characters are used in different cases and have different height and length. The height and length of minus sign are equal to those of plus sign and correspond to the size of digits in the font. Here is a comparison of these characters:
 +{{:minuses.png?nolink|Plus and minus signs}}
 +When you edit some text, keyboard minus key enters hyphen-minus character. The correct minus character can be typed in text label by pressing ''Ctrl+M, -'', see [[|Inserting Special Symbols]] for details.
 +==== Multiplication Sign ====
 +In different languages, multiplication signs differ. In most cases you have to use either '·' or '×' sign. You also can specify any special character or character sequence, for example enter spaces before and after multiplication signs.
 +|  {{:mult-chars-num.png?nolink|}}  | [[wp>Multiplication_sign|Multiplication sign]]  \\ Correct [[wp>Plus_and_minus_signs|minus sign]]   |
 +|  {{:dot-chars-num.png?nolink|}}  | [[wp>Middle_dot|Middle dot]]  \\ Correct minus sign   
 +|  {{:simple-chars-num.png?nolink|}}  | Simplified typography: \\ Latin letter 'x'  \\ [[wp>Hyphen-minus|hyphen-minus]]  instead of minus  |
 +===== See Also =====
 +  * [[special_symbols]]
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