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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>
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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
>
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