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Re: Mathematica Font problems

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  • Subject: [mg66945] Re: Mathematica Font problems
  • From: "Skillman Hunter" <ski at>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 02:01:28 -0400 (EDT)
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Rob, thanks for your response but I don't agree with you.
In the Tutorial, on Page 10, the last equation, if the right arrow is 
selected alone,
the Mathematica Format>Font menu shows "Courier New".
In the "Program Files" folder, the Mathematica installation has a Fonts 
which has two sub-folders, TrueType and Type1.
The TrueType folder is all Mathematica1.ttf-Mathematica7mb.ttf.
The Type1 folder has four Courier fonts: "cour.pfa", courb.pfa", courbi.pfa" 
and "couri.pfa".
There are 48 fonts in the Type1 folder including the Mathematica1.pfa 
I looked at the files with WinHex and the beginning of the "cour.pfa" file 
says "PS-AdobeFont-1.0 Courier 001.003".
So these are clearly Courier fonts that I believe are used by Mathematica to 
have the special characters like the right arrow.
My contention is that this fanagling of the fonts is a complication that 
hampers publishing of Mathematica documents.

Someone else in this group (Bill Rowe) recommended using LaTeX instead of 
I plan to examine LaTex and also Microsoft Publisher.

Since I am writing a review that will be published in three computer user 
group newsletters I need to settle the question of how easy it is to publish 
Mathematica documents.
I don't want to end up with all the special charaters displaying as the 
unrecognized square box.
If I send my review to three different newsletter publishers and they each 
want to have a different font to be compatible with their publication 
standards, how much of a hassle will they have in dealing with the right 
arrow and all the other special symbols?

Jens-Peer Kuska recommended downloading the fonts at
Does this make a universal solution for all the possible publshing apps?

Skillman Hunter

"ragfield" <ragfield at> wrote in message 
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> Skillman Hunter wrote:
>> On page ten of the Mathematica v5.2 Tutorial the last equation is:
>> 1 + x^2 + x^4 + x^5 /. x -> 3
>> But in the actual Tutorial notebook, the -> is a single character that is
>> typed in by ESC->ESC and the font is shown to be Courier New.
>> When I copy the equation and paste it into MS Word, the font changes the
>> right arrow to Mathematica1Mono so  remains a single character, because 
>> the
>> standard Windows true type Courier New has no right arrow.
>> Mathematica installs "Mathematica1Mono" font along with others. 
>> Apparently
>> Mathematica also has a special version of Courier New which does have a
>> right arrow.
> To clarify part of your question, Mathematica does not have some
> special version of Courier that contains a glyph for the \[Rule]
> character.  Mathematica uses the standard Courier font but it knows
> that Courier does not have a glyph for this character and
> Mathematica1Mono does.  So it internally substitutes Mathematica1Mono
> for Courier when it draws this character.
> -Rob (Wolfram Research)

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