[OS X TeX] Mathematica fonts in graphics

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Aug 27 09:58:58 EDT 2004


I'm pretty sure this question or a similar one has already been evoked, 
but I couldn't find a solution, if any.

I've been trying to include, in a pdfLaTeX document, figures created by 
Mathematica. In order to get axes labels etc. in Times, I've used in 

$TextStyle = {FontFamily -> "Times"}

Everything works fine, the figures are saved from within Mathematica as 
EPS files, then converted to PDF using either epstopdf (Ghostscript's 
distiller, called from within a perl script in the teTeX distribution), 
pstopdf (Panther's distiller) or Acrobat Distiller 5.0.5, and the PDF 
files look correct in all cases.

However, when including the figures in the pdfLaTeX document, based on 
the package graphicx and \includegraphics, I get warnings such as:

Warning: /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/pdflatex 
(file /usr/
local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/fonts/type1/wolfram/Math1.pfa): glyph 
`hyphen' un

and all minus signs in the figures are replaced by empty boxes.

It turns out that, when instructed to use any other font than the 
default Courier, Mathematica uses this other font for text, but for all 
mathematical symbols (including the minus sign here) it defaults to 
Math1, one of its built-in Wolfram mathematical fonts.

I've already, as indicated in the above warning, converted the fonts 
for use with TeX and installed them in my texmf.local tree. However, 
Math1 (at least the version shipped with my Mathematica 4.1.3) seems to 
have encoding issues, producing the above problem; similarly, the 
horizontal fraction bar is replaced by another character, etc.

Is this a well-known issue in the Mathematica or TeX world? Is there an 
easy fix?

Thanks for any hint,

Bruno Voisin

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