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Re: Bold Script Characters in 6.0.2

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  • Subject: [mg86203] Re: Bold Script Characters in 6.0.2
  • From: Peter Breitfeld <phbrf at>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 02:55:52 -0500 (EST)
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David Park schrieb:
> I wonder how many people see this bug in Version 6.0.2? (I'm on 32-bit 
> Windows Vista.)
> Type (or paste in from the Special Characters Script palette):
> \[ScriptCapitalF]//TraditionalForm
> 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 
> WolframResearch\Mathematica\SystemFiles\Fonts\TrueType
> 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 
> characters.
> 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.
> -- 
> David Park
> djmpark at
 I use Version 6.0.2 (PowerPC 32 bit) on Mac OS X 10.4.11 and here
 all displays fine. Maybe it's because on Mac Mathematica doesn't
 use .ttf fonts but Type1 fonts

Gruss Peter
Peter Breitfeld, Bad Saulgau, Germany --

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