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Re: Re: Re: Re: MathPlayer???

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  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 04:29:48 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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I had posted my query because I had a similar experience -- even worse, 
though -- upon installing Mathematica Player on a Windows 32-bit system 
where Mathematica 5.2 was already installed, but not 6.0:  Not only did 
Mathematica Player itself immediately exit with an Assertion error, but 
the same thing happened then with Mathematica 5.2.

 From the Assertion error message in Mathematica 5.2, it was pretty 
clear to me that this was an issue involving fonts (the message included 
"winFonts").  Moreover, that machine uses Adobe Type Manager Deluxe for 
managing fonts.  I had had the same issue when installing earlier 
versions of Mathematica, but this had been fixed as of Mathematica 5.2 
(or maybe a bit earlier); evidently it persists in Mathematica Player.

With Tech Support's help, I did the fix that I had used on previous 
occasions with those earlier versions of Mathematica: deleted all the 
Mathematica fonts, rebooted, and then copied the fonts into the Windows 
Fonts folder from the SystemFiles\Fonts\TrueType of Mathematica Player.

John Fultz wrote:
> The problem occurs exclusively on systems running 64-bit versions of Windows XP,
> 2003, or Vista which have never had version 6 installed.  It does not occur, for 
> example, under 32-bit versions of Windows running on 64-bit CPU's, which tends 
> to be a much more common configuration being sold from the big names like Dell 
> and HP.
> The Windows Mathematica Player download has been updated to resolve this 
> problem, incidentally.  The FAQ remains in place for those who already installed 
> the earlier version.  The only change to the new Windows Mathematica Player is 
> to effectively apply the step outlined in the FAQ, so there is no reason to
> download it again if you've successfully followed the FAQ.
> As a reminder, again, the FAQ is...
> Sincerely,
> John Fultz
> jfultz at
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
> On Sat, 5 May 2007 06:09:31 -0400 (EDT), Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> Does this apply to Windows 32-bit versions (for 32-bit PCs), or only for
>> 64-bit machines/Windows?
>> shezar.alan at wrote:
>>> [See the twp previous posts by John Fultz for official details -
>>> moderator]
>>> If you're on windows check your Mathlink Libraries under C:\Windows
>>> \System32\  These may have been replaced by MathPlayer versions that
>>> are incompatible with 5.2. If they have try overwriting them with the
>>> ones from 5.2. They are located in $TopDirectory\AddOns\MathLink
>>> \DeveloperKit\Windows\SystemAdditions

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
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University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
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