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Re: Bold Script Characters in 6.0.2

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  • Subject: [mg86274] Re: Bold Script Characters in 6.0.2
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 02:29:46 -0500 (EST)
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I don't know what was the initial origin of my problem. With a suggestion 
from John Fultz, I went to the Windows Fonts folder, deleted the Bold Script 
Font file, rebooted, and then installed the font again from the WRI files. 
That seems to have solved the problem.

David Park
djmpark at

"David Park" <djmpark at> wrote in message 
news:fqlmpq$jfc$1 at
>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

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