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A Graphics Import problem

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  • Subject: [mg20565] A Graphics Import problem
  • From: bartramf at (Frederick Bartram)
  • Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 00:14:11 -0400
  • Organization: Chaotic
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I'm trying to use Import to read graphics images but Mathematica does
not seem to be able to startup the various converters.

For example,

In: g1 = Import["Mac OS Background.gif", "GIF"]

gives the message

Out: Experimental`RegisterConverter::noexe: "Could not find the
executable "GIF.exe" in any of {<<109>>, << 118 >>, << 127

-Mathmeatica 4 is running on a Mac with OS 8.1.

-The path to the converters does not have any apostrophes but does
contain the common \[Florin] suffix for folders.

-The complete path for the converter looks like 
<Pokey-1c:Computation \[Florin]:Mathematica \[Florin]:Mathematica 4.0
\[Florin]:Mathematica 4.0

-I'm guessing that the florins are causing a problem with Mathlink.
Before I rename the directories, has anyone seen this behavior before?

Many thanks for any help...Rick Bartram

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