#45 1.1.1 webfonts conflict on windows

Release 1.0.0

There are 55 fonts ending up in Downloads\STIXv1.1.1-webfonts\STIX-MathJax\otf. On a windows 7 64bits box I can right click each file to install the font (or preview it, and install it from the preview.) In four cases I got a warning that this will overwrite another font: Apparently STIXMathJax_Size1-Regular.otf, STIXMathJax_Size2-Regular.otf, ..., and STIXMathJax_Size5-Regular.otf are mutually exclusive (using the same name or a similar issue.) Is that as it should be?


  • Frédéric Wang

    Frédéric Wang - 2014-02-04

    I think those Web fonts should not be installed on your system but only be used with MathJax...

  • - 2014-05-30

    Frederic is wrong. They are supposed to be installed on the system so Mathjax can use them (see http://www.mathjax.org/help/fonts/). I have the same problem as OP. This is a bug.

  • Frédéric Wang

    Frédéric Wang - 2014-05-30

    These instructions refer to the "STIX General" fonts of STIXv1.1.0.zip. The 55 files of STIX-MathJax can currently only be used as Web fonts by MathJax and it is useless to install them.

  • - 2014-06-21

    Hmm so it appears the latest version STIXv1.1.1-webfonts.zip, which is downloaded automatically on following the instructions on the install page do not contain installable files? This is curious for a number of reasons:

    • They do have .otf files within them.
    • The instructions on the install page are wrong and refer to the older version STIXv1.1.0.zip available on the project "Files" page.
    • There is no way to install the "General" fonts for v1.1.1?

    At the very least this needs an update and clarification on the install page.

  • Frédéric Wang

    Frédéric Wang - 2015-04-24

    There are currently four versions:

    • STIXv1.1.0.zip contains STIX Word (which is moved into STIXv1.1.1-word.zip in version 1.1.1) and STIX General (used as installable "local fonts" for MathJax ; but dropped from version 1.1.1).

    • STIXv1.1.1-latex.zip for LaTeX. It is not usable by MathJax.

    • STIXv1.1.1-word.zip has a very bad name has it is not only for "Microsoft Word" but for any applications with OpenType support. It is not usable by MathJax.

    • STIXv1.1.1-webfonts.zip also has a very bad name. It contains WOFF Web fonts that are only usable by MathJax but also the same version as .otf files that must not be installed [*]

    In order to clarify the situation, I suggest instead to the STIX consortium to split into 3 or 5 archives:

    1) STIXv2.0.zip containing the current "Microsoft Word" set (actually OpenType version) in .otf and .woff formats. Alternatively, you can put the .woff file into a separate STIXv2.0-webfonts.zip file if you wish.

    2) STIXv2.0-latex.zip containing the current "LaTeX" set.

    3) STIXv2.0-mathjax.zip containing the current "webfonts" set (actually MathJax's version). Again, you can put the .woff fonts in a separate STIXv2.0-mathjax-webfonts.zip if you wish. MathJax developers will need to do some work in order to make the .otf format usable as local fonts [*], which is essentially what is requested by the reporter here.

    See also https://sourceforge.net/p/stixfonts/tracking/62/ and https://sourceforge.net/p/stixfonts/tracking/54/

    [*] For http://docs.mathjax.org/en/latest/font-support.html, "Please note that except for STIX General, the usual distributions of the supported fonts do not work for technical reasons."

  • stipub

    stipub - 2016-12-01
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • stipub

    stipub - 2016-12-01

    In an effort to address confusion with the different versions of STIX, version 2.0.0 (released earlier today) contains all currently supported font types (OTF, WOFF and WOFF2) in one zip bundle. A sub-folder for each can be found in the Fonts folder.


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