I have been using the same method of creating Mathematica notebooks and saving them as PDF for over a decade. For some reason the PDF files are completely mangled when created on Linux.

This is what a notebook looks like:

And this is what the PDF looks like:

I’m guessing something changed with a recent update. Any ideas?

I might be rwong, but isn’t Mathematica proprietary and paid-for software (?)

Heck, they even charge $75 for a student !

Given both are true, and it’s offered for the Linux platform, I’d be inclined to contact Wolfram for technical support.

The only wild thought I could think of … if there’s a “Mathematica” subdirectory under your user’s ~/.cache subdir, delete it, and try again.

There is a cache folder, and I did delete it. I also ran it under a different user.

Yes, Mathematica is proprietary. It’s been on Linux for 3 decades. I used to only use the Linux build. I was primarily on Windows for the past decade. Since I now have some money to buy computers and Windows 11 was exceedingly offensive to a free mind, I am now back on S.u.S.E.

I’m not sure how much tech support I can get without paying. I posted to output formatting - With both 14.0 and 14.1 Save as PDF (print preview) has become completely mangled - Mathematica Stack Exchange which does have some WRI employees monitoring it.

I’ve never used Mathematica, but I’m suspicious that it can be something related to font. Is there any option to configure that in Mathematica?

By the way, there’s no longer the S.u.S.E branding, and you’re actually using openSUSE Leap.

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Mathematica 14.0->14.1 was a major change in file structure and packaging. Each version has its own fonts directory in its installation tree. I’ve had trouble with Mathematica fonts in the past. Really don’t want to go there again. The fonts are determined by the stylesheets; which are very kludgy. The thing is, the problem exists in both versions, which I don’t believe overlap.

Mathematica is ancient technology. I’m guessing there is still K&R C in the source code. It’s a beast, but I rely on it more than any other software package. It has a lot in common with Emacs; good and bad.

It looks like there were some libc++ updates just before this problem emerged. Unfortunately, I did a lot of fiddling with the installation while troubleshooting a sound problem, so there were lost of packages removed and installed around that time.