Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471751
Mathematica required fonts
Last modified: 2008-11-15 14:58:22 EST
Created attachment 323695 [details]
Small image of Mathematica warning dialog
Description of problem:
On the Fedora 10 preview release ISO (Fedora-10-Preview-i386-DVD.iso), two font RPMs are not included. The closest matches for the missing fonts are:
Absent these fonts, Mathematica 5.0 will complain about missing fonts and will render text improperly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install and run Fedora 10 preview release. Install and run Mathematica 5.0 (this likely affects other Mathematica versions as well).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install and run Fedora 10 preview release.
2. Install and run Mathematica 5.0.
1. Error message at Mathematica startup about missing fonts (see attachment).
2. Improperly rendered text within Mathematica.
No error messages, properly rendered text.
Mathematica tends to rely on system fonts for proper operation to a greater degree than most applications.
It's been almost a decade fontconfig was introduced and every major GUI app migrated to it.
Legacy core fonts support is not going away any time soon, but the associated fonts are *not* going to be installed by default anymore. Users of applications like Mathematica will just have to install them explicitelly.
That, or ask their application upstream to use the *current* font backend, like pretty much everyone else.