Bold Script Characters in 6.0.2
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- Subject: [mg86190] Bold Script Characters in 6.0.2
- From: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>
- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 03:40:39 -0500 (EST)
I wonder how many people see this bug in Version 6.0.2? (I'm on 32-bit
Type (or paste in from the Special Characters Script palette):
and evaluate. Everything should be all right. Then select the output cell
and use Menu, Format, Face, Bold to change the FontWeight to "Bold". The
output cell will go blank and you will obtain a Messages Window with the
error: INTERNAL SELF-TEST ERROR: NoteFont2|c|1783.
Alternatively, start a Section head and type: This section heading contains
a Script \[ScriptCapitalF].
Again you will obtain an error message and the Script F will not display.
This happens for all Bold Script characters, but it does not happen for Bold
Greek, Gothic or DoubleStruck.
This problem did not occur prior to Version 6.0.2.
Part of the reason for this behavior can be seen by going to
and looking at Mathematica5.ttf (the Plain Script characters) and
Mathematica5b.ttf (supposedly the Bold Script characters).
The last file contains no characters and this seems to be the case going
back to Version 5.2.
But Mathematica5mb.ttf does appear to have Bold and probably monospaced
I don't know what the true source of this problem is or why there was no
problem prior to Version 6.0.2 but it is certainly a bug.
For me, on Windows Vista, Mathematica 6.0.2 has been the most annoying,
buggy and time consuming non-major update I have ever seen.
djmpark at comcast.net
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