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Re: Font problem under Linux

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  • Subject: [mg115071] Re: Font problem under Linux
  • From: Simon <simonjtyler at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 04:10:59 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <iff44v$r5i$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Dec 29, 9:56 pm, Olaf <olaf.rogal... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> in my installation of mathematica 6 under Suse SLED 10 most non-
> alphanumeric glyphs (for example
> '->', '@', '/', '=A7', ...) are displayed as empty boxes if the used
> font is a bold face font.Since the default font
> of input cells is "Courier Bold", this is quite annoying
>
> What is going wrong here?
>
> Thank you in advance, Olaf
>
> The details of my system are:
> - Suse SLED 10
> - Mathematica 6.0
> - Font of input cells is "Courier Bold 12", Writing System: Any
> - bash> xlsfonts |grep -i -- -wri-mathematica|uniq|wc -l
>    32
> - bash> xlsfonts |grep -i courier|uniq|wc -l
>    654
> - bash> xset q
>    /home/y1rog/.fonts,
>    /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled,
>    /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,
>    /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,
>    /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,
>    /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW,
>    /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype,
>    /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled,
>    /opt/kde3/share/fonts,
>    /usr/local/share/fonts
> - Every font directory from above has a valid fonts.dir and for ttf
> and pfa, pfb files a fonts.scale file
> - bash> set | grep -E 'LC|LANG'
>    LANG=C
>    LC_NUMERIC=C

I remember that in the original release of Mathematia 6 for linux there was a
problem with the QT libraries that caused some strange font problems.
This was fixed in a later update and in an updated set of libraries
for anyone that asked for them from WRI.

Simon


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