I am using Mathematica 10.4.1 in Linux and have spotted the following uncomfortable behavior. When saving a notebook as a PDF file, some fonts are not properly displayed (see attached figure below, where the right-hand side displays the notebook and the left-hand side the exported PDF).

My issue is not quite that of this post, and the solutions given there (downgrade) are not explorable (I only have a Home License for my current version).

The funny thing is, though, that if I set FontFamily to some undefined value, then the image is exported all right (the input/output cell indicators are still not correctly shown in the PDF).

Depiction of the unfortunate behavior.

Also, here is what xset -q returns:

Font Path: /usr/share/fonts/Type1/,/usr/share/fonts/misc/,/usr/share/fonts/TTF/,/usr/share/fonts/OTF/,/usr/share/fonts/Type1/,/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/,/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/,built-ins

Apparently Type1 fonts are first looked for, as suggested in the Mathematica docu.

Thank you very much in advance for any hint you may give!

  • $\begingroup$ I am having exactly the same problem... $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 31, 2016 at 18:29
  • $\begingroup$ It seems that those fonts that look blocky are the Type 3 fonts... $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 31, 2016 at 19:16
  • $\begingroup$ Installing Helvetica did solve this same issue. Check this related question: mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/123863/… $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 1:45


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