Re: unix font problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg20143] Re: unix font problem*From*: Jinfeng Liu <jinfeng at tw3042.cpmc.columbia.edu>*Date*: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 03:05:03 -0400*References*: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9909301109060.9203-100000@wabash.wolfram.com>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

"P.J. Hinton" wrote: > The step that computes the value of the shell variable havefonts is part > of the canned script that is created by the Mathematica installer. When > the X server is running on a host other than the one where Mathematica is > running (as in your situation), the xset command cannot manipulate the > font path as is done in the command script. For your purposes they don't > do anything useful. > > > I think that step was fine, b/c it did not complain anything about that, > > and the fonts seemed to be added to my X server. > > What happens when you try the following in a shell running on the Linux > machine. > > xset fp default > xset fp+ <path to copies of Mathematica Type 1 fonts on your system> > xset fp+ <path to copies of Mathematica BDF fonts on your system> > > The first path corresponds to the fonts that were in the directory > SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1 (on the SGI machine before you downloaded them to > your Linux machine), and the second path corresponds to > SystemFiles/Fonts/X. > > Now check that the font directories on your Linux machine have been > successfully added using the shell command > > xset -q > after 'xset fp default', the path is Font Path: unix/:-1,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/chinese after xset fp+ /usr/local/mathematica/SystemFiles/Fonts/X/ xset fp+ /usr/local/mathematica/SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1/ it's: Font Path: unix/:-1,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/chinese,/usr/local/mathematica/SystemFiles/Fonts/X/,/usr/local/mathematica/SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1/ I think the scrpit was doing something on my X server, b/c before I installed the fonts in my Linux box, the script complained xset: bad font path element (#8), possible causes are: Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions Directory missing fonts.dir Incorrect font server address or syntax Now xset is fine, but mathematica is still not running properly as I described in my first post. Jinfeng