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Re: Windows ME fonts

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  • Subject: [mg45380] Re: [mg45346] Windows ME fonts
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2004 04:56:12 -0500 (EST)
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On Thu, 1 Jan 2004 05:54:37 -0500 (EST), Steve Luttrell wrote:
> 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

This is a known issue in Mathematica 5.0.0 for Windows.  Wolfram tech 
support is aware of the issue and can provide an update to fix the problem. 
Anybody experiencing this problem should contact them at 
support at  Don't forget to include your license number.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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