Re: Re: MathPlayer???
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- Subject: [mg75575] Re: [mg75535] Re: MathPlayer???
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 06:08:59 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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I had this problem too today after installing Mathematica Player on a
Windows 32-bit machine. Mathematica Player quit with an error message
(giving an assertion failure error) immediately after opening. And then
upon starting Mathematica 5.2, that quit with winFonts assertion error.
After speaking with Wolfram tech support, I did the same thing as you
(but rebooting after deleting the fonts from the Windows Fonts folder
and before re-installing them from the directory you mention from
However, this is an error I had experienced (on a different Windows
machine) several Mathematica versions ago that would occur whenever I
installed a new version (this was prior to 5.2, which avoided the
error). I'm pretty sure my experience then was due to my using Adobe
Type Manager (Deluxe, version 4.2) on that machine. And I think the
conflict was due to a problem with the length of the Mathematica font
names -- some being longer than the maximum that ATM can regard as
Since I am also using ATM on the machine where I had the font issue with
Mathematica Player today, I assumed the difficulty there also had root
cause ATM. From what you say, maybe not. (Or do you, too, use ATM?)
Drago Ganic wrote:
> [See the previous posts on this topic by John Fultz - moderator]
> I had the same problem on an Windows XP 32 bit verson. My problems were
> connected with the Mathematica fonts.
> Just copy the Mathematica fonts from The MathPlayer location
> C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica
> If you still have any problems, delete those fonts from C:\WINDOWS\Fonts and
> copy them again.
> It worked for me. 'Hope it will work for you too :-)
> Greetigns from Croatia,
> "Christoph Lhotka" <lhotka at astro.univie.ac.at> wrote in message
> news:f1c51i$h9s$1 at smc.vnet.net...
>> Dear Math Group!
>> Has anyone installed the new MathPlayer of Mathematica version 6?
>> Please don't do so!
>> On my computer the old Mathematica (5.2) version stopped working after
>> installation! Even a reinstallation of the old Mathematica version does
>> solve the problem! The Front End to Kernel connection can not be
>> seems to stay in an infinite loop...
>> Is there any help outside, so that I can at least continue my work?
>> I am very annoyed about this issue.
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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