Re: unix font problem
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg20160] Re: unix font problem
- From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at wolfram.com>
- Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 21:07:32 -0400
- Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, Jinfeng Liu wrote: > > What shell command did you use to launch the front end on the SGI machine? > It's 'mathematica' in /usr/local/bin. Okay, it looks like you're not throwing in any special flags like "-display". So far, so good. > It says : > > #!/bin/sh > # > # Mathematica V3.0.1 command file > # > # Copyright 1988 - 1997 Wolfram Research, Inc. > > I don't know whether our sys. admin. modified the original script. > At first, the script looks for fonts, and executes 'xset fp+' and 'xset > fp rehash'. 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 -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc.