Inverting characters in multiple alignment

Viraj A. Master vam2 at midway.uchicago.edu
Wed Dec 21 13:46:02 EST 1994

In article <3d9jko$s1o at decaxp.harvard.edu>, robison at nucleus.harvard.edu
(Keith Robison) wrote:

> Preston Garrison (garrisonp at UTHSCSA.EDU) wrote:
> : I'm annotating a multiple alignment for publication, and I would like 
> : to invert some characters (picked by me, not by an algorithm in an alignment
> : program) to white on black, as is commonly done. Does anybody know of a Mac 
> : program that can do this and print it to a Laserwriter? I have tried it in 
> : Canvas 3.05, but it will only do it for an entire text object, not for 
> : individual characters. (I assume this can be done in GCG, but I have been 
> : avoiding having to learn to speak VAX.)
> If you have $$$ to shell out, MegAlign from DNA*STAR is very popular in
> my department.  I haven't used it myself, but it does appear to have
> a broad range of alignment markups.
> Another route would be to pay some teenage Mac-er to redo a monospace
> font in inverse video -- probably pretty cheap (you could do it yourself,
> but I suspect its tedious enough to want to get someone else to do it)
> and also reusable.

Perhaps this may already have been done.  I remember using an inverse font
called 'Chicago at Night' some (many) years ago.  I'm not sure if there is
some kind of font repository at some Web site, but I will look around.  If
I have any luck, I'll post again.


Viraj Master
Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy
University of Chicago

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