Fonts from an old mathematics website

wiselychoy's picture



Font: 
Mathematica-6b font from Wolfram
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wiselychoy's picture

May I ask if anyone knows what the font is please? Many thanks in advance.

Michel Boyer's picture

Maybe the Mathematica-6b font from Wolfram? Here is what it looks like:

donshottype's picture

Congratulations Michel on finding this unique blackletter. I guess it takes the mathematics people to bring legibility to blackletter. Some awkward features, but they could easily be adjusted.
Note that the letters and numbers are not in the standard locations for a Windows font . For regular use it would best to rename them to the standard locations and regenerate the font.
Don

Michel Boyer's picture

If that font is to be used as the mathematical bold fraktur font (unicode range 1D56C-1D59F), then it does not meet my requirements; that range is not meant for text, it is meant to give individually recognizable mathematical symbols. For me the symmetric group on n elements, and the alternating group on n elements are represented by


in the standard and bold math frak fonts, and making the S and the A looking closer to those in regular alphabets is pointless.

donshottype's picture

As far as I can see the ID request is in the context of running text. My comments were directed towards that use. Bearing in mind that most persons are not be able to match the unique shapes of the fraktur uppercase with the letters of the Latin alphabet.
But I take your point on the unsuitability of this font for use as the mathematical bold fraktur font. Anyone using the fraktur symbols in a mathematical context would not appreciate their transformation into Latinesque forms, which would introduce ambiguity as to meaning.
Don

wiselychoy's picture

Thank you very much Michel and Don! I am most appreciative for your help.

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