The mathalpha packages provides several fonts for math typesetting, for example script and fraktur fonts. However, I tried using them and it does not work. I can only use the euler fraktur font for example:

\usepackage[frak = euler]{mathalpha}
% ...

works, but frak = mma for the mathematica font does not. The error message in TeXstudio reads

Font U/mmamfrak/m/n/10.95=mmamfrak at 10.95pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. \end{align}

and the TeXstudio log reads

Sorry, but miktex-makemf did not succeed. The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going again: C:\Users\...\miktex-makemf.log Couldn't open `mmamfr.cfg' hbf2gf (CJK ver. 4.8.4)

and the logfile repeatedly reads

2020-08-01 10:42:13,976+0200 FATAL miktex-makemf - The mmamfrak source file could not be found.
2020-08-01 10:42:13,977+0200 FATAL miktex-makemf - The mmamfrak source file could not be found.
2020-08-01 10:42:13,977+0200 FATAL miktex-makemf - Info:
2020-08-01 10:42:13,977+0200 FATAL miktex-makemf - Source:
2020-08-01 10:42:13,977+0200 FATAL miktex-makemf - Line: 0

I don't have mathematica installed not any of the other fonts explicitly. Could this be the problem? How do I install these fonts if they are missing? (And if they are easily available)

I am using MikTeX version 2.9 and try to compile using PdfLaTeX

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    I also ran into this issue...has there been a solution found? I run in Overleaf, and using {mathalpha} on [scr=boondoxo] and [cal=euler] both work, but not the [frak=mma] or [frak=lucida]. Using [frak=euler] worked somewhat, i.e. the first few times I called \mathfrak it was ok but then the next few times it got "Too many math alphabets in version normal" error...which went away when I deleted [frak=euler] from the {mathalpha} package line. Even more mysteriously even after I deleted [frak=euler], \mathfrak was in euler font! Again, all other \cal and \scr fonts work perfectly fine.
    – D.R
    Oct 21, 2021 at 3:42

1 Answer 1


In the documentation of MATHALPHA, AKA MATHALFA PACKAGE on this link https://ctan.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/CTAN/macros/latex/contrib/mathalpha/doc/mathalpha-doc.pdf I add some important screenshots:

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An important link of TeX.SE:

How to use fonts (the ones listed in mathalfa documentation) in math mode

You can see that in this link


there is the file.tex of the package. Using Papeeria, to compile, I have tried a piece of code and I have not frak=mma fonts. You can compare with the documentation at page 7.

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At this link https://ctan.org/pkg/mathematica you can download the Mathematica3.0 fonts and in this link How use Mathematica fonts with LaTeX - which method? there are the instructions.


In this link you can find also the wolfram.map; exactly they are named wrifnt1_0_3 in the link.

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