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Re: TeX and virtual fonts

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  • Subject: [mg30381] Re: TeX and virtual fonts
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 03:45:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <9kqjb9$4cs$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


the insatllation comes with a tds conform directory tree.
The only thing you have to do is to add
the texmf directory from the Mathematica fonts to the
TEXMF roots in the MikTeX configuration and to add


to your file.

> 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.

*What* MikTeX distribution ? Early MikTeX versions  have serious
problems with
the *.pk generation.
dvips should work -- yap may not.

> (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?

Thats a miss print in a very early documentation.

> (3) Does it matter if the file is in the local tree or the main
> \texmf tree?

No but you must add the tree to the possible root directories
and update the file name data base.

> (4) I notice that refers to *.pfa files, whereas DVIPS complains
> that it cannot find *.pfb files

The Mathematica 4.0 had *.pfa files, later the binary fonts where used
and my update of the documentation was not included.
You must use the *.pfb files if you have *.pfb files or use
a font fonversion tool.

> 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!

Contact me direct for future questions.


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