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

Vasile Gaburici vgaburici at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 21:22:53 CEST 2008

Forwarding to the list...

2008/8/15 Vasile Gaburici <vgaburici at gmail.com>:
> I cannot include Adobe's copyrighted Minion glyphs in a free font. I
> could copy Linux Libertine's which are close enough, but then it would
> be only a good match for LL... I was hoping the font would be useful
> for both Minion and LL. If there would be too may downsides, I'll
> stick with LL only.
> Also, I don't think XeTeX can currently use the MATH table accent
> positioning info.
> BTW, did you really intend to reply off list? I make that mistake all
> the time on gmail because "reply all" can't be made the default
> action...
> 2008/8/15 Apostolos Syropoulos <asyropoulos at yahoo.com>:
>>> 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!
>> A.S.
>> ----------------------
>> Apostolos Syropoulos
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