Re: Stix beta fonts released

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Wed Oct 31 2007 - 16:27:41 CST

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    On 10/31/2007 2:48 PM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
    Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven wrote:
  has a link to the beta font.
    I was unable to find any real information about the character coverage of 
    the fonts or font (the page says "fonts", you say "the beta font"). The 
    descriptions are _very_ abstract, except for the "STIX Font Glyph Tables", 
    which appears to be a huge file (and might freeze a poor browser).
    For those of you on Windows, you can use Unibook to get a quick look at these fonts. Here's how.

    1) download Stix fonts, unpack, drag to Windows/Fonts folder to install
    2) download Unibook (beta) from
    3) create a StixBeta.cfl file (see below)
    4) run Unibook, open that cfl file using File / Open,
    5) Select Index View in View/Show As..
    6) Check "Show Private Use Area" in the View / Show As.. dialog

    StixBeta.cfl is a text file with these lines


    You can change the IntegralsDisplay to the small integrals font and/or comment out that line with a ":" at the head of the line to see smaller integrals in the STIXGeneral fonts

    If you have the most recent Nameslist and DerivedCoreProperties.txt available, from the 5.1.0 beta, ( ) you can compare the Math property with the fonts' coverage.
    It's instructive.

    First copied the two files to your disk,
    Click on the yellow button in Unibook,
    Select "UCD Additional" tab and Derived Core,
    and select "Math" from the list.
    Finally use File/open to open NamesList-5.1.....txt).

    You can click on any glyph to see its full Unicode description, so you can compare the glyph with the character it's intended to cover.


    PS: I spotted one obviously wrong glyph right away. How about you?

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