Bug 471751 - Mathematica required fonts
Mathematica required fonts
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-fonts (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-11-15 12:31 EST by Paul Lutus
Modified: 2008-11-15 14:58 EST (History)
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Small image of Mathematica warning dialog (5.02 KB, image/png)
2008-11-15 12:31 EST, Paul Lutus
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Description Paul Lutus 2008-11-15 12:31:55 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:

xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi-7.2-6.fc9.noarch.rpm
xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-9-100dpi-7.2-6.fc9.noarch.rpm

Absent these fonts, Mathematica 5.0 will complain about missing fonts and will render text improperly. 

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How reproducible:

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.
  
Actual results:

1. Error message at Mathematica startup about missing fonts (see attachment).
2. Improperly rendered text within Mathematica.

Expected results:

No error messages, properly rendered text.

Additional info:

Mathematica tends to rely on system fonts for proper operation to a greater degree than most applications.
Comment 1 Nicolas Mailhot 2008-11-15 14:58:22 EST
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.

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