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Mathematica Font problems

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  • Subject: [mg66816] Mathematica Font problems
  • From: "Skillman Hunter" <ski at>
  • Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 06:31:22 -0400 (EDT)
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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.

Have other Mathematica users found problems when trying to produce reports 
that equations copied from Mathematica have the fonts changed? If a copy of 
the Word document is forwarded to a colliege or a publisher, doesn't that 
cause problems, especially if the publisher wants to use their own brand of 

I know there are ten options for the Copy As command and "Text (add 
whitespace)" seems to be the option that eliminates the Mathematica1Mono and 
converts the right arrow to two characters, ->. Is that the answer for 
copying to Word?

Skillman Hunter 

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