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*Subject*: [mg52339] Re: Re: Piecewise symbol in 5.1
*From*: "Dana" <delouis at bellsouth.net>
*Date*: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 02:32:10 -0500 (EST)
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Thank you. Your instructions fixed my problem. I have version 5.1, running
Windows XP Pro (with all the updates). Mathematica ver 5.0 is also
installed, but I think I'll remove it. The display is much nicer now. :>)
Thanks again.
--
Dana
"John Fultz" <jfultz at wolfram.com> wrote in message
news:cnuoqq$ss5$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> It sounds like the installation of fonts in an upgrade scenario isn't as
> reliable as it should be. What various people are describing here is that
> some or all of the Mathematica fonts being used are coming from their 5.0
> (or possibly earlier) installation rather than the 5.1 installation. We
> are investigating the problem to try to determine under exactly what
> circumstances this happens and how to fix it.
>
> I'm including some instructions below on how to fix the problem under
> Windows. If you have difficulties, or are experiencing problems on
> platforms other than Windows, you should contact Technical Support at
> support at wolfram.com.
>
> First, to determine if you have a problem, copy and paste the following
> into 5.1...
>
> \[ConjugateTranspose] \[Transpose] \[Piecewise]
>
> You should see characters which look kind of like a plus, a T, and a left
> brace. If you don't, try rebooting your system. If the problem still
> persists, then...
>
> * Open the Fonts control panel.
> * Find all fonts which begin with the name "Mathematica" and delete
> them (if you find fonts beginning with "Math", you shouldnt' delete
> those).
> * Double-check to make sure they're all gone. This is important, since
> occasionally, multiple copies of a font can be installed, and a font
> can reappear after you deleted it. If there are some fonts which
> refuse to go away, reboot the system and try again.
> * In the Mathematica 5.1 installation directory, which is probably...
> C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\5.1
> open the subdirectory
> SystemFiles\Fonts\TrueType
> * Select all of the files in this directory, and drag them to the Fonts
> control panel window. You'll briefly get a progress dialog indicating
> that the fonts are being installed.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> John Fultz
> jfultz at wolfram.com
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
>
>
> On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 01:28:44 -0500 (EST), Steve Luttrell wrote:
>> That's what I see as well (Mathematica 5.1 on Windows XP), except that
>> the
>>
>> long vertical bar has a small empty rectangle at its upper right corner
>> (occasionally the rectangle is replaced by a small T). I'm fairly sure
>> this
>> isn't intentionally a new notation, so there must be a font problem
>> somewhere.
>>
>> Steve Luttrell
>>
>> "Murray Eisenberg" <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote in message
>> news:cnq2vo$2fs$1 at smc.vnet.net...
>>> In the downloadable AddendumV51.pdf, the display of a piecewise
>>> definition, e.g., of
>>>
>>> Piecewise[{{x < 0, -1}, {x >= 0, 1}}]
>>>
>>> is shown with a large curly brace to the left of the pieces. But in my
>>> Mathematica 5.1 under Windows 5.1, I see a long vertical bar.
>>>
>>> What do you see?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu
>>> Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
>>> Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H)
>>> University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W)
>>> 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801
>>> Amherst, MA 01003-9305
>
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