[OS X TeX] STIX Fonts

Paul Fons paul-fons at aist.go.jp
Thu Aug 25 02:53:42 CEST 2005

A while ago I noticed on a random page on the internet that there is  
soon (September) to be a release of a new set of (opentype) fonts  
that will handle most (as in AIP/APS/OPS/AMS) typesetting needs.   
This project has been apparently brewing for some time and seems to  
be suggested by Elsevier and includes the AIP/ACS/AMS/IEEE and APS.   
They intend to make the fonts available free to all users.  (From the  
web site -- "Toward this purpose, the STIX fonts will be made  
available, under royalty-free license, to anyone, including  
publishers, software developers, scientists, students, and the  
general public.") It would appear that the fonts are copyrighted for  
protection of the name and users are free to imbed the fonts in their  
pdf documents etc..  The main goal appears to have a complete set of  
freely available fonts that (subset unicode) and allow scientific  
interchange (hence the interests of the APS/AIP/AMS).  Of course it  
would be wonderful to have a complete set of fonts in teTeX.  From  
the site it would appear that there are now a total of 7,967 glyphs  
and the beta will come out in September and a release in December (of  
course such things change).  Any word/opinion on this font package  
and its (beneficial) impact on laTeX?

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