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Front End Messages about encoding files

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  • Subject: [mg7207] Front End Messages about encoding files
  • From: Peter-Klaus Schilling <schilling at>
  • Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 02:30:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: DESY
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

After installing Mma3 under Unix (Irix and Solaris) I keep getting
annoying messages from the Front End like:

  The front end could not locate a CharacterEncoding file for
the          requested encoding (50-ibm-850).

This message occurs right after start-up and takes a long time to
finish, because the whole font repository is searched. Similar messages
appear e.g. while browsing the Mathbook (with different numbers:
93-ibm-850, 69-ibm-850 ...).

What is going on there, and what can be done about it?

Thank you for your answers.
Peter Schilling

 e-mail:  peter-klaus.schilling at
 address: Peter K. Schilling
          DESY Dpt. ZDV-ASG
          Notkestr. 85 - D-22607 Hamburg - Germany
 phone:   +49 40 89983638  fax:     +49 40 89943638

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