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  • Subject: [mg30302] TeX and virtual fonts
  • From: "OBrien-Malone" <dot at>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 01:33:57 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
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This problem may be better on a TeX newsgroup, so please excuse my placing
it here first.

I am having difficulty using (or perhaps I should say, "correctly
installing") the fonts for Mathematica on Win98 for use with MikTeX and
DVIPS. I am not a TeX wizard, and part of the problem seems to be that some
of the DVIPS-related files in the MikTeX installation have names slightly
different from those mentioned in "The LaTeX Companion".  Can anyone help me

The problems are
(1) It does not seem to be possible to read the Mathematica-TeX
documentation without first correctly installing the various styles, but I
presume that the documentation tells one where exactly they should be
installed! I have worked around this by obtaining a copy of the msymdoc.dvi
file, although none of the Mathematica fonts show up.
(2) Page 2 of msymdoc.dvi refers to, but then on page 3 one is
told to put the line
in the file. Should this actually be
with the different name, and the " +" set differently?
(3) Does it matter if the file is in the local tree or the main
\texmf tree?
(4) I notice that refers to *.pfa files, whereas DVIPS complains
that it cannot find *.pfb files

I would appreciate any help at all, but if anyone is using MikTeX as well as
Mathematica, advice about your own setup would be particularly helpful!


Mark R Diamond
Mark R Diamond
Vision Research Laboratory
Department of Psychology
The University of Western Australia

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