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Re: TeX and virtual fonts

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  • Subject: [mg30373] Re: [mg30302] TeX and virtual fonts
  • From: Dale Horton <daleh at>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 02:30:01 -0400 (EDT)
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At 12:33 AM 8/8/2001, OBrien-Malone wrote:
>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
>     p+
>in the file. Should this actually be
>     p
>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
>SPAM AVIODING EMAIL:  ... at psy dot edu dot au, address to markd
>Disclaimers: The opinions expressed herein are those of
>the author, and are not intended to reflect on any
>official positon held by The University of Western
>Australia generally, the Department of Psychology
>specifically, or any other individual

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