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Re: installing TeXSave math fonts

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  • Subject: [mg13140] Re: [mg13108] installing TeXSave math fonts
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 07:41:54 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Jordan,

since I have produced the virtual fonts, I'm resposible for that. I have
installed the fonts on several MikTeX installations and all works fine.

So to Your questions:
1.) Yap can't display PostScript fonts. The next release of MikTeX will
be able to
  convert type 1 fonts into TeX's pk format. 2.) I recommend that You
unpack the archive with the fonts
  (You can download the latest version from my home page ) on a seperate texmf tree.

Edit the miktex.ini file in
and find the dvips section. Extend the DVIPSHEADERS by something like


## Where Dvips searches for header files.

now dvips may find the fonts for inclusion (if You don't download it to
the printer)

- than You must tell the
  configure program

  texmf\miktex\config\configure --root-directories <miktex
root>;<mathfont texmf tree>

 and You must force to update the file name data base by

  texmf\miktex\config\configure --update-fndb

You may copy the file into the miktex\dvips\init directory
and add
this map file to the dvips configuration.

2.1) Setting up ghostscript is a differnt task. And has nothing to do
with the TeX fonts
       if You use the map, that copys the type 1 fonts to the postscript
file all works fine
       if You uses the map for printer resident fonts You must add the
      Type1 font directory to the GS_LIB_PATH (via environment and/or
command line)
      and edit the FONTMAP file in the ghostscript directory.

Contact me  if Your problems persist. Hope that helps

-----Original Message-----
From: Jordan Milev <jgmilev at> To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg13140] [mg13108] installing TeXSave math fonts

>Hello!  I've spent several frustrating hours trying to install the
>TeXSave fonts in the Mathematica directory.  The objective is to be
>able to save a given notebook file in TeX form and then use the result
>in a larger TeX document.  However, I have not been able to set things
>up right.
>I have the following problems:
>1.  I can LaTeX a file containing Mathematica output, but I cannot
>display it with the dvi previewer YAP (comes with MiKTeX distribution
>of LaTeX) because the dvi previewer complains "No outline found for
>font Times-Roman..."
>2. I can dvips the dvi file (even though I cannot see it) and while the
>dvips process is running, it says that certain font files cannot be
>found, so it wouldn't display the characters in those fonts.  Indeed,
>GS View shows a .gs file that is normal, except for missing here and
>there words that are meant to be in the Mathematica fonts.
>I'd really appreciate any help from somebody who has more experience in
>(La)TeX and Mathematica fonts setup.

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