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(partial) implementation of Justin Zieglers work
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: (partial) implementation of Justin Zieglers work
- From: Matthias Clasen <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 16:10:52 +0200 (MET DST)
there has been some discussion about math fonts on the latex list
recently and and it has been proposed to move the discussion to this list.
Since I do not know if everybody on this list is also subscribed to
latex-l let me resend one of my earlier messages here. It is attached
The mentioned file mathfont.tgz is a snapshot of a work in progress, so
don't expect too much. I would be particularly interested in comments on
my try at an `arrowkit', which can be found in the MS2 encoding.
>From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Apr 14 16:01:37 1997
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 14:32:58 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Matthias Clasen <email@example.com>
To: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project
Subject: Re: math fonts
there has been some discussion about math fonts on this list recently, and
Frank Mittelbach mentioned that it would be high time to implement a prototype
of Justin Zieglers proposals for new math font encodings.
To avoid duplicate work, I want to announce here that I have played around
with mf, fontinst and the ideas in Justin Zieglers report and Alan Jeffreys
notes on math arrows some time ago. Last week I have tried to fix some of the
loose ends an pack up the things I have. You can obtain it in tarred
gzipped form via ftp from
or via http from
It is still not a complete implementation, since most of the proposed new
glyphs are missing and many of the LaTeX and AMS math macros have to be
reimplemented, but it might be a useful skeleton.
It would be helpful if some of the knowledgeable people on this list
would have a look at that stuff and correct some of my errors and omissions.
It would also be a good idea to test it on some real-world mathematical
documents. A good start might be chapter 8 of the companion (can the source
for that part be obtained for that purpose ?) to catch any missing symbols.
Any comments are welcome!