I've just installed Matlab R2012b on a fresh install of Ubuntu 64 bit. Plots look extremely ugly and when I change properties, the effect is not shown in the plot window. MWE:
plot(rand(1,10)) h2=xlabel('my x label') set(h2,'FontSize',14,'FontName','helvetica') set(gca,'FontSize',24,'FontName','helvetica')
The changes to the font size and type are not rendered in the window. Exporting as a png saves the figure with the ugly default font size and type. Exporting as an EPS saves the figure as it should look, with correct font sizes.
Changing the figure renderer makes no difference to the appearance.
When I use the plot tools to edit the xlabel, the font size shows correctly, but only when I'm editing. Once I click away from it, the font reappears in the default font type and size. This has been reported elsewhere in the forum, but was attributed to a problem with NXClient, which I am not using: