[XeTeX] Is it possible to use letters from main font for unicode-math?

Apostolos Syropoulos asyropoulos at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 15 21:15:41 CEST 2008

> The reason I'm asking this is that I'm investigating a conversion of
> MnSymbol to an OpenType MATH font. But MnSymbol doesn't have any
> letters of its own, it relies exclusively on Minion Pro for those. So,
> we'd need a hack in XeTeX to accommodate this. Granted, the font
> converted this way won't work in Office 2007 because it requires the
> letters to be present in the Math font itself. But I don't really care
> about Office...

Maybe you should:-) Seriously, there are reasons to have the letters
included in the font. For example, math accents is such a simple reason.
Another reason is the ssty feature. All in all, what you want to do is
not a difficult task but certainly a tedious one. It took me something
like one year to develop Asana-Math and the font is not 100% ready yet!

Apostolos Syropoulos
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