[XeTeX] XITS Math font - first beata

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Jun 5 20:35:37 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jun 05, 2010 at 03:29:31PM -0300, George N. White III wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 1:21 PM, Will Robertson <wspr81 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2010-06-06 01:28:46 +0930, Eelis van der Weegen <eelis at eelis.net> said:
> >
> >> On 2010-06-04 20:31, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> >>>
> >>> As promised, the OpenType MATH enriched version of STIX fonts, XITS,
> >>> is now available.
> >>
> >> XITS looks very neat!
> >>
> >> Are the STIX people planning to release /official/ OpenType MATH
> >> enriched versions at some point as well (perhaps as part of STIX version
> >> 1.1 or 1.2)?
> >
> > v1.1 will have OpenType MATH support.
> > v1.2 will denote (La)TeX support.
> >
> >>  If so, to what extent would this make XITS obsolete?
> >
> > Depends how good a job they do :)
> Goodness is in the eye of the beholder.  I expect some
> scientific publishers will expect STIX to be used in MS
> submissions.  Large organizations may require Cambria
> or STIX for documents (PDF?) that will be archived for
> future generations.  Commercial tools may be tweaked to
> compensate for bugs in STIX, so workflows using STIX
> will be trusted.
> <http://www.ams.org/STIX/glyphs/proposal/newsub/utc/utcmemo-s-jun99.pdf>
> "The ultimate product of the STIX group will be the creation
> of one comprehensive set of fonts for scientic and technical
> publishing. This set of fonts should be adopted and supported
> by all major STM publishers, and will also be made available
> for general use under license but free of charge, with the explicit
> aim to ease and foster the uninhibited flow, exchange, and linking
> of scientic information."
> The real benefit of XITS is to help TeX users start working
> with STIX now, so some issues can be found by the people
> who care about the appearance of maths documents and
> addressed before they turn into features.

Good point. I fixed few buglets in STIX (mostly wrong glyph metrics) and
I think I should, at some point, report it and any new discovered issue
to STIX project.

 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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