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MathML, Mozilla, fonts and Mathematica 5.2

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  • Subject: [mg60976] MathML, Mozilla, fonts and Mathematica 5.2
  • From: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 04:08:19 -0400 (EDT)
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I'm running SuSE 9.3 on a P4. IIRC, the fonts required to support MathML
with Mozilla on Linux are not the same are are distributed with the more
recent versions of Mathematica.  I don't believe I needed to do this with
Mathematica 5.2, but I put the fonts in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 and ran the font
font configuration script on them.  The following demonstrates that X sees
these fonts:
$ xlsfonts | grep ^\-wri\- | wc -l

When I visit sites using MathML I get an error saying I don't have Math1,
Math2 and Math4.  I believe all of these are fonts from Wolfram Research. 
I really, really, really do not want to have two sets of Mathematica fonts
installed on the same system that I run Mathematica on.  Is there a way to
get Mozilla to see the newer fonts?

This is an example of a site that causes the error message to appear:

For some reason it did not appear when viewing the set of tests under
General->Math, but it appeared when I looked at the tests under

Many MathML renderings work fine in Mozilla. The biggest problem has to do
with Matrices.  The braces are rendered as normal parentheses of one row

"Philosophy is written in this grand book, The Universe. ... But the book
cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language...
in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, ...;
without which wanders about in a dark labyrinth."   The Lion of Gaul

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