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RE: Mathematica fonts, pdflatex, and MiKTeX 2.4

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  • Subject: [mg44425] RE: [mg44378] Mathematica fonts, pdflatex, and MiKTeX 2.4
  • From: "David Turner" <dturner at>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2003 04:51:06 -0500 (EST)
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I use Mathematica 5 and MiKTeX 2.4 under Windows XP.  The following
procedure works for me:

1.  Create and export the graphic using Mathematica and TeX fonts.  (I
use jpeg for faster processing.)  For example,

In[1]:= $TextStyle = {FontFamily -> "cmr12", FontSize -> 22};

In[2]:= gr49:= Show[Graphics[{AbsoluteThickness[2], Line[{{0,4}, {8,-4},
{14,8}, {16,0}}]}], Axes->True, AxesLabel-> (StyleForm[#, 
FontFamily->"cmmi12", FontSize->24]& /@{"x", "F"}), 
Ticks->{{2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16}, Automatic}, ImageSize->{432, 266}];

In[3]:= Export["C:\Physics\TeX\Example49.jpg", gr49];

2. Include the graphic in a LaTeX document.  (I have had better luck
with LaTeX then pdflatex.)  For example,

\includegraphics[bb=0 0 432 266]{C:/Physics/TeX/Example49.jpg}

3.  Typset the document with LaTeX.

4.  Convert the dvi to pdf with dvipdfm.exe (located in the
texmf\miktex\bin directory).  I use WinEdt 5.3 as my text editor.  It is
possible to place a dvipdfm speed button on the WinEdt toolbar so that
the conversion to pdf takes a single click of the mouse.

5.  View the pdf with Adobe Acrobat.

David Turner

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Lee [mailto:ronlee at] 
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg44425] [mg44378] Mathematica fonts, pdflatex, and MiKTeX 2.4

I have figures that use Mathematica fonts.  (The pdf figures
were converted from eps format either using Perl script or
Imagemagic.)  After updating to MiKTeX 2.4 pdflatex can no
longer work with the figures (no problems for dvips).  It shows
the following error message:

  Error: pdflatex (file Math2.pfa): CharStrings dict: more
  entries than dict size  (223)
  ==> Fatal error occurred, the output PDF file is not finished!

How may I solve the problem?  Thanks.

Ron Lee

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