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Re: Re: Difference between fonts in Mathematica 4.1 and 4.2?

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  • Subject: [mg37962] Re: [mg37951] Re: [mg37939] Difference between fonts in Mathematica 4.1 and 4.2?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murraye at attbi.com>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 04:16:14 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200211210538.AAA18225@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In order to get native rendering of MathML in Mozilla (and, I presume, 
in Netscape 7), one is supposed to download the fonts Math1, etc., from 
the Wolfram site (according to the link on the mozilla.org site).

Does that imply that, for purposes of web-viewing MathML pages, one 
CANNOT yet dispense with those old Math1, etc., fonts even if one has 
installed the new Mathematica1, etc., fonts from Mathematica 4.2?


John Fultz wrote:
> All of the old Math1-5 glyph mappings are precisely the same in 
> Mathematica1-5 except for the double-struck and gothic characters (e.g. 
> \[DoubleStruckA], \[GothicA]).  The gothics moved into Mathematica6, and 
> the double-strucks moved into Mathematica7.
> 
> We needed to add fonts because the existing ones were running out of room. 
>  It made sense for these alphabetical sets to have mappings in fonts which 
> mapped the alphanumeric glyphs to the expected positions, instead of 
> having the alphanumeric glyphs sitting in oddball locations in Math5 like 
> they were before (the script letters/numbers currently occupy the 
> alphanumeric positions in Math5/Mathematica5)..
> 
> In fact, much of Mathematica 5 is not presently different from the old 
> Math5.  If you look at the font, you'll still see many (but not all) 
> double-strucks and gothics in it, but this will change in the future, and 
> anything generated with 4.2 or later will always reference the 
> Mathematica6/7 locations of these glyphs.


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Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
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University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
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