#247 Background colour for text labels


I used the style "with filledcurves" for plotting a figure with differently coloured areas. I used coloured text labels for describing the significance of the areas. it would, however, be really nice to change the background colour of a text level to white, for example, to make the label more readable. Even nicer for this use case would be a proper text box which could have a order with a certain line style. If necessary, i can upload example figures demonstrating this idea. Thanks a lot!
Best regards
Ivo Siekmann


  • Petr Mikulik

    Petr Mikulik - 2009-09-11

    You can achieve this nowadays by:

    set object 1 rectangle center 2,2 size char strlen(s)+2,char 2 fc rgb "#AAAAAA"
    set label 1 s at 2,2 center

  • Ivo Siekmann

    Ivo Siekmann - 2009-09-25
    • assigned_to: nobody --> mikulik
    • status: open --> open-works-for-me
  • Ivo Siekmann

    Ivo Siekmann - 2009-09-25
    • status: open-works-for-me --> closed-works-for-me
  • Ivo Siekmann

    Ivo Siekmann - 2009-09-25

    Dear Mr. Mikulik,
    sorry for my delayed answer - I couldn't check you suggestion because I had two very busy weeks. Thanks for hinting me to the new 'object' feature - this indeed resolves my problem!
    Best regards
    Ivo Siekmann


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