This change has been incorporated into the documentation in Release 14 Service Pack 3 (R14SP3). For previous releases, read below for any additional information:
Desktop components (such as the Command Window and Workspace browser), figure windows, and uicontrols support only TrueType and OpenType fonts.
However, some graphics objects such as XLABEL, YLABEL, TITLE, and TEXT can render bit-mapped fonts as well.
To make a new compatible font available to MATLAB, install the font in Windows by opening the folder Start->Control Panel->Fonts and selecting File->Install New Font. Then restart MATLAB and the font will be available for use.
If fonts are not available to X11, they cannot be used to plot the figure in MATLAB. To see a list of fonts available, type the following at the linux system prompt:
If only a basic set of fonts is available, then it is likely that you will not be able to render the text you desire in your figure. To add fonts to X11, use the following command:
xset +fp <path_to_fonts_directory>