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Re: Displayed characters not matching typed characters (help!)

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg12667] Re: Displayed characters not matching typed characters (help!)
  • From: paulh (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 23:16:41 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <6kpvtk$sjt@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <6kpvtk$sjt at smc.vnet.net>, hello at there.com (Rod Pinna)
writes:

|> Mathematica has decided to behave very strangely indeed. Upon 
running |> it this morning, it has suddenly started to not display  the
correct |> characters. 
|> 
|> For example typing { displays an 8, and other (seemingly) random  |>
replacements, though the particular characters are replaced by  the |>
same ones each time. This is version 3.0.1.1x for Windows,  running on
|> NT4, with the kernel which has been fixed to stop  memory errors.

A discussion of the underlying reason for the character substitution
you're seeing has been posted here before.  Search the Deja News  old
article archive, using the following input for your search:

	~a(P.J. Hinton) ~s(key entry problems) 

to pull up a brief explanation.

|> The replacements occur in both new notebooks, and existing ones  that
|> are loaded, but the error does *not* occur in any other  apps. |> 
|> Two possibilities: the first is that I was editing the style  sheets,
|> but this did not occur directly after doing that.  Secondly, I tried
to |> load Publicon 0.9 onto the machine. I didn't  get this to
install, and |> subsequently uninstalled it. Again, it  Mathematica
*was* working |> normally after this.
|> 
|> I've also tried rebooting, to no avail. |> 
|> Any suggestions? (I would like to avoid reinstalling, as it  involves
|> getting the support staff to do it, and they can be, um,  bloody
hard |> to get...)

Chances are that you've screwed up the Math font installation.  See the
FAQ page at URL for some remedies specific to Windows.

http://www.wolfram.com/support/Systems/Windows/FE/FontsNotWorking.html

If the information there does not solve your problem, please let me
know.

--
P.J. Hinton	
Mathematica Programming Group		paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research,
Inc.			http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/ Disclaimer: Opinions expressed
herein are those of the author alone.


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