Re: Stix beta fonts released

From: John Hudson (
Date: Wed Oct 31 2007 - 19:07:48 CST

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    Murray Sargent wrote:

    > We need to fix some things in order to use the fonts with Word 2007. In
    > particular, the math alphanumerics don’t display for some reason. I
    > don’t see them in Unibook either. But the math operator coverage is great.

    I'm guessing that this might be because the fonts are CFF OpenType, rather than TTF, and
    there may be assumptions in software that prevent display of Plane 1 characters in CFF
    fonts. It wouldn't be the first time that software has, presumably inadvertantly,
    handicapped CFF fonts. It took a long time for some developers to get past the Postscript
    font = 8bit assumption.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Gulf Islands, BC
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