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Re: dvips complaint regarding Mathematica 5.0 eps graphics

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  • Subject: [mg46297] Re: dvips complaint regarding Mathematica 5.0 eps graphics
  • From: Roland Franzius <roland.franzius at>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 21:57:05 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Hannover
  • References: <c0fr58$bt5$> <c0hi18$lgp$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Jens Peer,

since you seem to be the person responsible for our not too little 
amount of time lost with export of mathematica to tex I have some 

1. Please remove your old mathematica font packages from the tex-archiv.
In MikTeX its not even easily possible to prevent this package from 
loading especially sind invention of package installation on the fly.

2. You should supply .pfb font files with your package. The .pfa files 
are not properly read by MiKTeX Yap, dvips, ps2pk and dvipdfm.

3. Test your wrisym.sty msymdoc.tex for compatibiltity with given fonts 
in a standar windows environment with mma7 miktex,adobe acrobat/reader 
and ghostview. Optima and Futura fonts are not found and cause many 
complaints. \IndentNewline and \Vec make problems too and have to be 

4. The TeX-Save exporter inserts \newlines  everywhere inside LaTeX 
environments making direct compilation impossible.

5. It is not so difficult to write a Mathematica notebook that converts 
all font mapping files to mathematica 4/5 compatible ones and store them 
in localtexmf..\config

6. Yap is working correctly with mathematica dvi files if initexmf 
--mkmaps is used and the mathematica type1 fonts including the converted 
.pfb files are searchable by findtexmf --alias=dvips  math1.pfb. So you 
have to include the wolfram\...\Tex path in miktex's root. To avoid 
difficulties one should copy thi tree to c:\psfonts or something like that.

7. The fontpath in gsview/menu/advanced options has tthe to be set to

My workarounds of the last weeks you can read on my homepage at

in German. I just put down there my experiences in order not to forget 
the some 22 changes one has to make in order to get a working installation.

If there is wider need for suppport of this kind I will translate the 
page in English.

Hoping that Wolfram Research once will be able to make TeX Export 
possible for non TeX-experts.-(


Roland Franzius

Jens-Peer Kuska wrote:
> Hi,
> with Mathematica 5.0.1 this  does not matter because the fonts
> are enbedded by Mathematica.
> But you may add the file from 
> $TopDirectory/ISystemFiles/IncludeFiles/TeX/texmf/dvips/config
> to the map files of dvips.
> Regards
>   Jens
> Mark Fisher wrote:
>>I get the following message when I TeX my file in PCTeX, where kplot.eps
>>is exported from Mathematica 5.0.1:
>>D:\Program Files\PCTeX\PCTeXv5\dvips: Font Mathematica1Mono used in file
>>kplot.eps is not in the mapping file.
>>Does anyone know what the significance of this message is? My graphics
>>seem fine. Is it something I should be concerned about. (I hate when
>>things like this happen.)

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