[Pkg-fonts-devel] Is there anybody keeping an eye on the STIX project?

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Tue Jun 15 19:01:12 UTC 2010

Rogério Brito wrote:
> Hi, Nicholas and other people.
> I am only now getting up to date with my debian stuff. :-)

Hi Rogério,

> On May 31 2010, Nicolas Spalinger wrote:
>> Rogério Brito wrote:
>>> Now, everybody can have MathML and Xe(La)TeX with these fonts.
>> Yeah, looks like the long-awaited release of v1.0 has now happened:
>> http://www.aip.org/press_release/stixfonts_v1.0_released.html
>> Great news indeed!
> I will look into the feasibility of getting Khaled Hosny's XITS fonts
> packaged on Debian.

Looks like upstream 1.0 has already been packaged in oft-stix:

Getting Khaled Hosny's improved branch Debianized in a separate package
would be very good. Thank you for taking care of that.

> They are based on the STIX fonts (read the name backwards :-) ), they
> support things that the regular release don't and he updates the fonts
> quickly, responding to feedback from users.

Yes, I agree that it's great to see such an active branch with the whole
tree in a public DVCS and rapid open development happening, Kudos! And
bidi as the inspiration for the name of the branch is quite clever :-)
Very promising for users of advanced Math features.

> On top of that, he knows a lot of the fonts stuff.

Yes, he certainly does :-)

>> BTW, Rogério, a quick remark on your recent blog post:
>> s/Library/License/.
> Oh, sure. Thanks for the pointer. I will fix my post. BTW, nice that you
> read it. :-)

I try to keep up with all the interesting open font-related news! It's
interesting to listen to your voice in the global conversation.

>> The license and the library are distinct but thankfully the Library
>> itself (OpenFontLibrary of OFLB) is making good progress too.
> I think that some of the scripts that I saw could be improved. But more
> on that latter.

Yet another ambitious task, your thoughts, energy and contributions
welcome :-)

> Regards, Rogério Brito.


Nicolas Spalinger, NRSI volunteer
Debian/Ubuntu font teams / OpenFontLibrary

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