Re: Re: xvnc Mathematica menu fonts

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg71359] Re: [mg71080] Re: [mg70097] [mg69532] xvnc Mathematica menu fonts*From*: Arturas Acus <acus at itpa.lt>*Date*: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 06:45:44 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200610031016.GAA06409@smc.vnet.net>

Dear Chris, It happened, that recently I had to play with webMathematica installation. For this purposes I had to run Mathematica frontend on Xvnc without mentioned problems. The complete solution in my case was to use the following $fontpath line $fontPath = "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/home/acus/bin/Wolfram/5.2/SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1,/home/acus/bin/Wolfram/5.2/SystemFiles/Fonts/BDF"; In adition I had to modify xstartup file in the ~/.vnc directory in the following way ------------------------------xstartup--------------- #!/bin/sh xrdb $HOME/.Xresources exec /usr/X11R6/bin/fvwm ---------------------- where .Xresources is the following file in my home dir: ----------------.Xresources----------------------MMA relevant part-------- ! please see also XMathematica.cde faile in instalation tree XMathematica*fontList: -adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal-*-17-*-*-*-*-*-* ! numlock XMathematica*primaryModifierMask: Mod1Mask XMathematica*secondaryModifierMask: Mod3Mask ! wrong behaviour!! !XMathematica*geometry: 1580x1850 !*XMathematica.width: 1200 !*XMathematica.height: 1850 *useStandardColormaps: FALSE *wwwBrowser: (URL=%s; (mozilla -remote "openURL($URL)" > /dev/null) || mozilla $URL) *printCommand: lpr -P WinEpson --------------------------------------- With this modification Mathematica frontend starts correctly under Xvnc (tightvnc tested) with correct fonts and no error warnings (well there one is printed in the console window: that -adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal-*-17-*-*-*-*-*-* cannot be correctly convereted to FontStruct. But this is irrelewant. Tr, 2006 11 08 06:13 -0500, Chris Chiasson raðë: > The > "Couldn't start Xvnc; trying default font path. > Please set correct fontPath in the vncserver script." > > was caused by the inclusion of /usr/share/fonts/corefonts/ in my font path. > > It appears the $fontPath variable can take comma or colon separated lists. > > The following command in the vncserver script is good enough to get > rid of the above mentioned error, as well as the error with dialog box > mentioned in my quoted email below. > > $fontPath = "/usr/share/fonts/misc/,/usr/share/fonts/Type1/,/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/,/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/share/fonts/freefont/"; > > Also, I am able to see that Mathematica is adding > > "/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/5.2/SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1/,/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/5.2/SystemFiles/Fonts/BDF/" > > to the font path via xset -display :1 -q (before and after running Mathematica). > > Unfortunately, the $fontpath above does not make Mathematica's menu > fonts render correctly. I am guessing that when Mathematica can't find the > Times font, it changes its menu font to some sort of fallback. > > On 10/3/06, Chris Chiasson <chris at chiasson.name> wrote: > > It appears xvnc/tightvnc has switched from using comma delimited paths > > to colon delimited paths. > > > > My distribution's startup script was still using the commas. > > > > Once I switched it over to colons, Mathematica at least showed letters > > in the menus instead of the square outlines. > > > > However, Mathematica now starts up with a dialog box that must be > > handled by the user, which I quote: > > > > Unable to find font family Times with requested face (weight Plain, > > slant Plain). Substituting closest match. Exit. Continue. > > > > After making the switch, I also found I could now delete the symlinks > > (I think I'm using X.org) from > > > > /usr/share/fonts/ to /usr/lib/X11/fonts > > > > /usr/ to /usr/X11R6 > > > > that the (presently outdated) Gentoo wiki xvnc howto recommends. > > However, that doesn't help with the dialog box. > > > > The dialog box is bad because I need for Mathematica to execute unattended. > > > > On 10/2/06, Arturas Acus <acus at itpa.lt> wrote: > > > Dear Chris, recenly you posted question about Mathematica menu fonts. > > > The solution I found was to explicitly define fontPath in vncserver > > > startup script. In particularry the following line in vncserver script > > > resolved my problems on slamd64 linux distribution: > > > > > > $fontPath = > > > "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/:/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/:/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/:/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"; > > > > > > (if the first folder was set not to fonts/misc, then the problem > > > remained). > > > > > > If the solution will work for You, please forward it to Mathematica group list. > > > > > > > > > Sincerely, > > > -- > > > Arturas Acus <acus at itpa.lt> > > > > > > > > > -- > > > Arturas Acus <acus at itpa.lt> > > > > > > > > > -- > > http://chris.chiasson.name/ > > > > > > -- Arturas Acus <acus at itpa.lt>