[Libreoffice] How to add new commands for Math

Caolán McNamara caolanm at redhat.com
Mon Jun 13 07:14:47 PDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-06-13 at 14:21 +0100, Michael Meeks wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-06-13 at 12:50 +0100, Caolán McNamara wrote:
> > Edit opensymbol in extras/source/symbols/source/truetype/symbol and add
> > the glyphs that are missing (and bump the release version of the font) ?
> 	In more detail - you want to use fontforge to do that ;-)
> 	Caolan - I'd love to hear your take on Regina's idea - can we use
> STIX ?

Well, on the face of it, it sounds plausible. Did all the private area
codes get moved out in the last opensymbol release with code to map uses
in legacy documents to the new "proper" areas, or did they remain in
there for backwards compatibility.

>  - Regina, the idea of opensymbol is also to be metric compatible
> with the old Microsoft symbol fonts - does STIX have the same goal
> there ?

yeah, that'd be the nuisance bit, that if e.g. opensymbol was dropped
then stix is presumably going to have different metrics causing existing
docs to potentially change layout. It wouldn't be a massive biggy I
guess to keep opensymbol around for old documents if necessary, move to
Stix for new, and code up some new mappings for any gotchas.


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