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Re: Font-Installation ?

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  • Subject: [mg7162] Re: Font-Installation ?
  • From: cossalt at (Oliver Cossalter)
  • Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 01:58:01 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: EUnet AG
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hello all,

I've installed Mathematica 3.0 on our machines under HP/UX 10.20. Mathematica
is running remotely on a PC (MS-Windows 3.11) using a X-server (pcxware). As
described in mathematicas System Administrators Guide I transferred the fonts
included with Mathematica to the X-servers local directories. Only the fonts
from /usr/local/mathematica/SystemFiles/Fonts/X are recognized from the
X-server runnning on the PC (not Type1).

If Mathematica is invoked remotely it starts up with the following message:

The stretchable character 0x5f in the Math1Mono font (size 12) has a repeating
piece (0x8f) that is zero size.

Q: What does this message mean ?  

Q: How to correct our Mathematica Installation to let this message disappear ?

The fonts in the directory /usr/local/mathematica/SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1 are
not accepted: Neither from the PC-Xserver nor from the workstation X-server (I
tried to add this directory to the fontpath via xset fp+, but is always denied
from the workstation X-server with "bad font path...". Also shortening the
fontpath doesn't change anything although the Type directory contains an
fonts.dir file.  

Q: How to include the type1-mathematica-fonts to the list of fonts known by
the workstation X-server ?

Another question:

Q: Some AltGr combinations of our PC-Keyboards don't seem to work , esp. those
to produce:

@, |, {}, []

The same Alt Gr combination work if typed from our workstation keyboard.
Q: How to correct this ?

Questions, questions, questions...

I do hope there are some answers?

Thank you in advance

Oliver Cossalter at ABB-CH

E-Mail: oliver.cossalter at

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