Re: A Graphics Import problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg20575] Re: A Graphics Import problem*From*: "Dale Horton" <daleh at wolfram.com>*Date*: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 14:54:52 -0400*Organization*: Wolfram Research, Inc.*References*: <7vdst6$iru@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

It probably is the \[Florin] character. I have seen similar errors with other file operations (like OpenTemporary) on Mac. -Dale Frederick Bartram <bartramf at acm.org> wrote in message news:7vdst6$iru at smc.vnet.net... > I'm trying to use Import to read graphics images but Mathematica does > not seem to be able to startup the various converters. > > For example, > > In: g1 = Import["Mac OS Background.gif", "GIF"] > > gives the message > > Out: Experimental`RegisterConverter::noexe: "Could not find the > executable "GIF.exe" in any of {<<109>>, << 118 >>, << 127 > >>,"GIF.exe"}." > > -Mathmeatica 4 is running on a Mac with OS 8.1. > > -The path to the converters does not have any apostrophes but does > contain the common \[Florin] suffix for folders. > > -The complete path for the converter looks like > <Pokey-1c:Computation \[Florin]:Mathematica \[Florin]:Mathematica 4.0 > \[Florin]:Mathematica 4.0 > Files:SystemFiles:Converters:Binaries:PowerMac:GIF.exe>. > > -I'm guessing that the florins are causing a problem with Mathlink. > Before I rename the directories, has anyone seen this behavior before? > > > Many thanks for any help...Rick Bartram > > -- > file://================================================== > // PGP public key available at http://www.ntrnet.net/~bartramf > file://================================================== >