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RE: Windows ME fonts

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  • Subject: [mg45371] RE: [mg45346] Windows ME fonts
  • From: "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 01:35:13 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

No, this is not a display problem (I use 1280x1024, by the way). The display
could never cause square-root signs and other characters scattered over the
Mathematica input cells. And the fonts are not distorted - they are replaced
by other fonts. It is evidently the font system of Windows that has run
havoc. But thanks anyway for your consideration.

Ingolf Dahl

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Hobbs, Sylvia (DPH) [mailto:Sylvia.Hobbs at]
To: mathgroup at
>Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 16:47
>To: 'Ingolf Dahl'; mathgroup at
>Subject: [mg45371] RE: [mg45346] Windows ME fonts
>Distortion could be, just could be, due to how your notebook's native
>1024x768 resolution fixed grid transistors, on screen redraw, automatically
>reinterporlate pixels.  Just for the heck of it, can you try
>connecting your
>notebook to an external monitor, then try all screen adaptor modes
>to see if
>fonts still look like cooties?
>Sylvia Hobbs
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ingolf Dahl [mailto:ingolf.dahl at]
To: mathgroup at
>Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 4:24 AM
>To: mathgroup at
>Subject: [mg45371] [mg45351] RE: [mg45346] Windows ME fonts
>I have seen exactly the same behaviour on my computer (Windows Me), nothing
>to add or to subtract from your description.
>Please keep me informed if you find a work-around.
>Ingolf Dahl
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Steve Luttrell [mailto:steve1 at]
To: mathgroup at
>To: mathgroup at
>>Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 11:55
>>To: mathgroup at
>>Subject: [mg45371] [mg45351] [mg45346] Windows ME fonts
>>I have a problem with Mathematica 5 and Windows ME. After running for a
>>while the fonts in the notebooks displayed on screen become
>>garbled. A while
>>later various other screen fonts (e.g. icon labels, etc) become garbled.
>>This problem does NOT occur with Mathematica 4.2.1. I have tried various
>>settings for the display (i.e. screen resolutions and colour depths) but
>>nothing seems to help.
>>Has anyone else had this problem? Even better, has anyone got any
>>suggestions how to work around it. I would rather not go through
>the hassle
>>of upgrading to Windows XP.
>>Steve Luttrell
>>West Malvern, UK

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