*To*: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg10901] Re: Fonts Not Found Help!*From*: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh@wolfram.com>*Date*: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 20:15:38 -0500*Organization*: Wolfram Research, Inc.*References*: <6bptk5$avq@smc.vnet.net>

On 10 Feb 1998 axsymgr@uaa.alaska.edu wrote: > Ok I've got Mathematica 3.0 installed on our Digital Unix 4.0b and it > actually runs from the console. But from my vax 3100 workstation I get > font errors. Anyone who knows what I need to do ? I have the DISPLAY > var set correctly but it doesn't seem to be able to find the fonts. > > Maybe my decwindows fonts/motif needs upgrading? To answer this question accurately, you'll need to consult the documentation for DECwindows/Motif. The command scripts that start the Mathematica kernel from a shell (math or MathKernel) as well as the Mathematica notebook front end (mathematica or Mathematica) have commands that attempt to add the Mathematica-specific fonts to an X server's font path. However, these commands are executed on the remote machine, so they are of no help to you if you set DISPLAY to point to a remote host. This is explained on p. 35 of the booklet _Getting Started with Mathematica 3.0 under Unix and X_. It is also covered in more detail in the _Mathematica 3.0 System Administrator's Guide_, Section 4.5, p. 47 ff. You must configure your DECwindows/Motif software so that it can find the fonts. The documentation for DECwindows/Motif should give you some guidance as to how this is done. If your VAXstation can access the filesystem where Mathematica is installed, then this should be easy to accomplish. If the filesystem is not visible to the VAXstation, then you will probably have to have someone install the appropriate font format for the VAXstation on a local filesystem. The Mathematica 3.0.2 CD-ROM (which has the Digital Unix version) has three font formats -- Adobe Type 1 (.pfa), Bitmap Distribution Format (.bdf), and Portable Compiled Format (.pcf). I'm not sure which format is appropriate for your system. Again, you'll have to consult the DECWindows/Motif documentation to find this out. Sorry I couldn't be more specific. Hopefully this will give you some guidance as to what you need to do. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh@wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/ Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.