Re: Windows version 5.1.1 font bug?
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- Subject: [mg54818] Re: [mg54810] Windows version 5.1.1 font bug?
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 22:29:07 -0500 (EST)
- Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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A correction and some good (?) news....
Correction: the font problem with 5.1.1 I had was different from that
with 5.1. With 5.1.1, the Front End would force a quit as soon as it
started and gave the Startup Error message. Whereas with 5.1, the Front
End would start, but the new symbols (e.g., the one for a Piecewise
display) would not display.
In the case of 5.1, and possibly 5.1.1 as well, the issue would seem to
be a problem of getting the new fonts installed when there were existing
ones from the previous version.
The good (?) news: There's a workaround (similar to the one for 5.1):
Delete all the Mathematica ttf fonts from Window\Fonts, then copy back
there the ones in Mathematica5.1\SystemFiles\Fonts\TrueType.
This is only a "good (?)" news rather than "good" news because the
workaround seemed to be necessary, whereas the Windows font issue was
supposed to have been solved in 5.1.1.
Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> I just installed Mathematica 5.1.1 under Windows XP Pro (after
> uninstalling 5.1). I now have NO working version of Mathematica.
> Perhaps some other early upgrader can help me even before Wolfram Tech
> Support responds.
> As soon as the front end opens, I get a pop-up windows titled "Startup
> Error" with contents:
> An error has occurred while Mathematica was starting up....
> Mathematica has detected a possible internal error. If possible
> report the error to support at wolfram.com quoting
> "Assertion 'b0k' failed at winFonts.c:601", and
> describe in as much detail as possible what you were doing
> when this error occurred.
> The error first appeared when, at the end of the installation process, I
> opted to start Mathematica in order to enter my license information.
> It appeared again when I Quit and manually opened the front end from the
> Start menu.
> I tried to fix this by first deleting all the Mathematica fonts from my
> Windows\Fonts folders, uninstalling Mathematica 5.1.1, and then
> re-installeding it. This does not remedy the problem.
> Note that trying to open forcing the Front End to open with the defaults
> (i.e., holding down SHIFT-CONTROL during startup) does not remedy the
> situation, either.
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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