# [texhax] Latin Modern Math missing \propto?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Jan 22 02:12:35 CET 2013

On 2013-01-21 at 23:31:59 +0100, Uwe Lück wrote:

> Am Sonntag, den 13.01.2013, 15:17 +0100 schrieb Arno Trautmann:
> > I just had to notice that the Latin Modern Math font seems to lack the
> > \propto sign on my machine:
> >
> > \documentclass{minimal}
> > \usepackage{unicode-math}
> > \setmathfont{Latin Modern Math}
> > % \setmathfont{Asana Math}
> > \begin{document}
> > $a \propto b$
> > \end{document}
> >
> > This code prints only “a  b”, the \propto is missing. Using the Asana
> > Math, everything is fine.
> >
> > I'm using latest TL 2012, just updated, with
> >
> > This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.70.2-2012052410 (TeX Live 2012)
> >
> > The log files states that
> >
> > </home/texlive2012/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/lm-math/latinmodernmath-regular.otf>
> >
> > is loaded. Can anyone reproduce or is this known?
>
> Just thinking again of this posting, when reading the mail
> (probably to Arno as well) asking who from around Heidelberg
> will attend the next meeting.
>
> Well, I have the \propto with Latin Modern under pdfTeX with
> Debian pieces of TeX Live probably 2009.

PdfTeX is using Type 1 Fonts, hence I suppose the problem is in the
OpenType font.  The only reasonable solution is to contact the
author, Bogusław Jackowski (preferably before TL-2013 is released).

BTW, I can reproduce the problem here with lualatex.

> A lot is very different here, I am far away from understanding
> those font technologies.

A good introduction is the book "Fonts & Encodings" by Yannis
Haralambous.  Maybe you can get it from your local library.  If it's
not there, ask for inter-library loan.

> My TeX system may be too old to reproduce bugs properly.
> A few months ago I could not reproduce a bug because a recent
> LaTeX bugfix was missing here ...

It shouldn't be too difficult to upgrade.  There's a lot of new stuff
which makes life easier.  You certainly don't know what you are
missing. ;)

Regards,
Reinhard

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