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Mathtime package and ligatures

Version: 3.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word


Some customers report that ligatures (such as fl, ff, or fi) don't print if the mathtime package is in use. The ligatures may appear as black dots, or they may not appear at all.


This is a print driver issue. Experimentation with print driver settings may be necessary to print ligatures successfully.


Experiment with the driver settings for your printer, especially those related to fonts and those that refer to downloading fonts as graphics or bitmaps. Because each print driver is different, we can't provide exact instructions, but this example for an HP5MP printer may be helpful:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings and then choose Printers.

  2. Select the icon for the HP5MP printer.

  3. From the File menu, choose Properties and then choose Device Settings.

  4. Choose Fonts and change the setting to Download TrueType fonts as bitmap soft fonts.

  5. Choose OK and close the dialog.

For the PostScript driver, follow the same instructions but in step 4, change the setting to Always use built-in printer fonts instead of True Type fonts.

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Revised 05/26/00, 06/12/02

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