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Re: Mathematica / MacOSX / XDarwin fonts problem

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  • Subject: [mg70989] Re: Mathematica / MacOSX / XDarwin fonts problem
  • From: guy.verhofstadt at
  • Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 04:07:58 -0500 (EST)
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Thanks! That did it!

ragfield wrote:
> guy.verhofstadt at wrote:
> > I am running MacOSX on my MacBook, and would like to run remotely
> > Mathematica 5.2. I can launch it to my XDarwin server running locally,
> > but there are fonts issues.
> >
> > I do not have much access to the machine running Mathematica, the only
> > things I can change are the options I run Mathematica with on the
> > command line. On the other hand, I know that the fonts are installed on
> > the machine running Mathematica, since I can use it properly when I am
> > at the console (ie when not run remotely). I have full access on the
> > client side.
> >
> > I hear there are a few methods to solve this (use the fonts on the
> > machine running mathematica, or install the fonts on my client
> > computer)
> I assume from your question that the remote machine is running some
> sort of Unix platform and it has the X11 version of Mathematica
> installed, is this correct?  If so, the problem is fairly
> straightforward to fix.  Copy the BDF fonts from the remote machine at
> $InstallationDirectory/FrontEnd/SystemFiles/Fonts/X/BDF to somewhere on
> your local machine.  Launch the X11 server on your MacBook if you
> haven't already done so.  Execute the following commands on your
> MacBook in the Terminal:
> xset fp+ /path/to/fonts/BDF
> xset fp rehash
> Then launch Mathematica on the remote Unix machine.  I use this setup
> on my Mac without problems.  You will need to rerun the 'xset' commands
> each time you restart the X11 server on your MacBook, so it may be
> useful to keep this in some sort of script or resource file.
> -Rob

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