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Re: Remote shell with X-window emulator

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  • Subject: [mg20097] Re: Remote shell with X-window emulator
  • From: "John M. Jowett" <John.Jowett at>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 02:43:10 -0400
  • Organization: CERN
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Michael Johnson wrote:
> I'd like to run Mathematica on a departmental server, popping the
> window up on a desktop PC running an X-terminal emulator (Hummingbird's
> Exceed).  This works except Mathematica can't find the needed fonts
> (which are on the server but not on the PC).  Can anyone suggest how to
> proceed?  I know essentially nothing about Exceed, but understand ordinary
> X setups.

We had this problem last year, see my notes

If you can't follow the link to "documentation from IT", I've copied the
relevant text below.

John Jowett

---------------BEGIN COPIED TEXT----------------------------
6.3 Font problems when using Exceed X emulator on PC

When using Mathematica on a UNIX system with an Exceed X emulator on PC,
it may happen that the
Mathematica fonts do not get properly displayed. This concerns two
problems with the way Exceed is
installed on NICE. Unfortunately, the mistakes are inside a binary file
with unknown layout (one copy per
user) and therefore cannot be auto-fixed by NICE distribution. Follow
the following instructions to get
them fixed.

     Problem 1) Font substitution should by default not be enabled 
          In the Exceed Control Panel, Configuration, 
          Double-click "Font icon" 
          Select "Font Database" 
          Deselect "Automatic Font Substitution" 
     Problem 2) Exceed should terminate upon session logout 
          In the Exceed Control Panel, Configuration, 
          Double-click "Window mode" 
          Select "Exit on server reset"

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