This is a follow-up to bug 120560.
Assignee: rbs → Roland.Mainz
Which kind of format is preferred - HTML or plain ascii text ?
If you nicely summarize what to do as a comment in this bugzilla bug, I can simply refer to your comment via a link from: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/mathml/fonts/
Here comes the doc: -- snip -- Xservers which use the Adobe font engine (like Solaris Xsun and Xprt(=X print server)) to render PostScript Type1 fonts may require extra steps to add new fonts. If you get some error messages (see /var/dt/Xerrors on Solaris) about PostScript fonts like "FOOBAR not found, using Courier. CMEX0123 not found, using Courier." etc.(and "Courier" is used instead of these fonts) then you need to do these extra steps... The Adobe font engine requires a "PostScript resource database" file named "PSres.upr" to use the PostScript fonts correctly. The solution is quite easy: Go to the font dir where the matching fonts reside and run /usr/openwin/bin/makepsres to create "PSres.upr" after running "mkfontdir". The makepsres(1) manual page has some additional details about this subject ... -- snip -- rbs/katakai: If this description is OK for you then I can file a HTML version incl. links...
It is too cryptic. It needs an itemized listing of simple steps to do at each time: 1. do this 2. do that ...etc
gisburn: still no 1-2-3 step-by-step procedure?
Running mkfontdir in the pfb font directory on Solaris 2.6 and 8 produces a font.dir file with a single line of text in it that says "0" Is this the expected output?
After running makepsres command in the pfb directory, a PSres.upr file was generated and I seem to be able to add the pfb directory to my font path. We also have Mathematica fonts already installed. However, if I go to the MathML start page at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/mathml/start.xml I still get this dreadful error that says: "To properly display the MathML op this page you need to install the following fonts: CMSY10, CMEX10". However, all symbols "seem" to be displayed correctly on that page. It would be nice if there was also a screen shot of that page somewhere so that one could compare it to the mozilla rendering.
rbs wrote: > still no 1-2-3 step-by-step procedure? Ouch. Somehow the bug disappeared from my radar... ;-(
Short description, 2nd try: -- snip -- Problem: Solaris Xsun does not render MathML chars correctly and Solaris Xprt does not print MathML chars correctly, both print the error message: "CMEX0123 not found, using Courier." (where "CMEX0123" is the PostScript name of the font). Cause of problem: "PSres.upr" - PostScript resource database is missing, the Adobe Type1 rasterizer used by Solaris Xservers can't locate the font and fall-back to the font "Courier". Solution: Steps to create the missing file (note you may have to do this procedure for both Wolfram and TeX fonts): 1. Go to the location where the mathml fonts are installed (we're using /home/sanja/mathml_fonts/tex_cmps/Type1/ in this example): % cd /home/sanja/mathml_fonts/tex_cmps/Type1/ 2. Create "PSres.upr" using the "makepsres" resource file % makepsres 3. Validation: Make sure the file has been created: % ls -l PSres.upr 4. Remove the MathML fonts from the font math and re-add them: % xset -fp /home/sanja/mathml_fonts/tex_cmps/Type1/ % xset +fp /home/sanja/mathml_fonts/tex_cmps/Type1/ 5. Restart Mozilla References: BugZilla bug 142718 ("Document how to get the MathML fonts to work on Solaris") has further references for this issue. -- snip --
Akop Pogosian wrote: > Running mkfontdir in the pfb font directory on Solaris 2.6 and 8 produces > a font.dir file with a single line of text in it that says "0" > Is this the expected output? Definately _not_. For scaleable fonts there should be a "fonts.scale" file in the dir which gets copied over to "fonts.dir".
To make the fonts.scale file in the pfb font directory, run this python script with the argument ../afm http://sketch.sourceforge.net/files/src/mkfontdb/
Or use "type1inst" (see http://packages.debian.org/stable/utils/type1inst.html) to create the fonts.scale entries for PFA/PFB fonts. However, usually these fonts are shipped with the font archive itself.
-> marking fixed. I have added a link from (see the section on "Troubleshooting"): http://www.mozilla.org/projects/mathml/fonts/ to point here: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142718#c10
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Environment: Mozilla 1.2.1 on Solaris 9, with the TeX CM and Mathematica fonts added to the font path. Followed instructions outlined in comment #10 which improved the situation very much. However a new problem showed up (which was not there without the fonts): the minus sign is missing -- see test 9 of the MathML torture test for example. This problem seems to come from the TeX CM fonts and doesn't appear if only the Mathematica fonts are added.
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