Issue 115481 - Change from OpenSymbol to STIX
Summary: Change from OpenSymbol to STIX
Alias: None
Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOO330m14
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2010-11-08 22:32 UTC by Regina Henschel
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:35 UTC (History)
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Description Regina Henschel 2010-11-08 22:32:24 UTC
The STIX fonts are available now. They are designed to support mathematical and
technical text and contain the glyphs requested here in the issue tracker. OOo
developers can concentrate on providing easy access to the glyphs, but need no
longer to design glyphs.

The current OpenSymbol font should be delivered in addition to get the glyphs
from the private area which are used in existing formulas. But new formulas can
use STIX fonts.

As far as I see the license of STIX fonts would allow to ship them together with
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2010-11-09 08:26:47 UTC
Interesting thing which we should consider for future releases.

Issue 80326 is also related to this issue.
Comment 2 lapsap7+ooo 2011-06-14 07:12:17 UTC
Someone in issue 39656 stated that DejaVu fonts are also installed by OOO.

As a simple user (well, at least I'd like to act like a simple user), what I care more is that my math expressions are shown correctly. I really don't have any interest in the font war (if there is any): choose this font if you want this symbol; choose that font if you want that symbol, etc etc.  That's really not fun and inconvenient.

Any chance that either:
1. combine all the symbols into one font?
2. install STIX fonts (if it contains some symbols that neither DejaVu nor OpenSymbol support) and have OOO math support it?
Comment 3 Ariel Constenla-Haile 2012-10-07 12:31:45 UTC
There is a JIRA issue requesting clarification about the legal status of the license: