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Re: Mathematica 4.1 Config:Fonts

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  • Subject: [mg36857] Re: Mathematica 4.1 Config:Fonts
  • From: Steven <hattons at>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 02:55:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Global Symmetry
  • References: <an14p8$iem$> <an3pja$oer$>
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Jens-Peer Kuska wrote:

> Hi,
> I expect that the Helvetica request comes from the
> Frontend menues and this is lited I your X resources
> $TopDirectory/SystemFiles/FontEnd/SystemResources/X/XMathematica

Ok, this is a good one to know aobut.  Thanks.  Can I mask this in my 
$PreferencesDirectory?  This is where I expected to find this kind of thing 
in the first place.  The idea of chaning user preferences in a system file 
bothers me.

> request the helvetica font:
> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> !
> !
> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> ! Choose your GUI widget background color.
> ! CDE: Comment this out.
> *background: #c0c0c0
> ! Choose a font for buttons/text fields, etc.
> ! You can use xfontsel to get a listing of fonts.
> !*Menu*fontList: -*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-*-*
> ! Or just set all the fonts at once.
> *fontList: -*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-*-*

I still don't know why Mathematica would ship with the font defaults arranged in 
such a way as to cause it to give me errors when viewing the help files.  
It makes me think something is still amiss.  Were they expecting my system 
to have these already installed?  Should I have other fonts installed?  
Where would I get them, if I wanted them?

> Regards
>   Jens


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