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Re: MathML, Mozilla, fonts and Mathematica 5.2

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  • Subject: [mg60991] Re: MathML, Mozilla, fonts and Mathematica 5.2
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 03:37:37 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <di2m2t$8cd$>
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you must have two versions of the fonts because Mathematica
uses since version 4.2 fonts with Mathematica1.*, Mathematica2.* ..
and with several additional symbols compared with Math1.* ...


"Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at> 
schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:di2m2t$8cd$1 at
| 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
| 709
| 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
| General->GenAttribs.
| 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
| height.
| -- 
| "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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