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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 comcast.net>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 02:29:46 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fqlmpq$jfc$1@smc.vnet.net>

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 comcast.net
http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/


"David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net> wrote in message 
news:fqlmpq$jfc$1 at smc.vnet.net...
>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 comcast.net
> http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/
>
>
> 



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