Doubt about OpenSymbol and Math

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at
Tue Jun 4 01:41:30 PDT 2013

Hi Marcos,

On Mon, 2013-06-03 at 19:20 -0300, Marcos Souza wrote:
> Some after looking at all Math bugs, I saw something interesting:


> About 30 % of bugs are about Symbols. Someone asking to put new symbols, 
> another guys asking about a "Symbol manager" to add new symbols by UI 
> and more.

	Sounds interesting.

> So, I saw this commit of Olivier: 
> adding new symbols...
> So, this is a "little unfriendly" way to add new symbols :)

	Heh - well, the commit looks horrible, but the .sfd file is edited by a
GUI tool 'fontforge', which makes it not so hard (I hope) to edit them.
But really the commit that added the game-theory symbols is:

	Which as you can see is worse ;-) there are code changes needed.

> My questions are: How can we manage this, there is another way to add 
> new symbols? This OpenSymbol is still necessary? Can we change this to 
> another fonts, like XTIS or another?

	Interesting questions; ideally we would add the symbols to OpenSymbol -
and distribute that everywhere so that we know that people have them (I
guess), presumably with mappings - in the horrible VCL mapping table to
turn them into Microsoft symbols in their distributed fonts on
import/export [ if there are equivalents ]:


	Has those tables.

	Either way - if you'd like to get stuck into adding math symbols, I
imagine the best thing (for now) is to follow Olivier's lead, and (if MS
font equivalents exist) add the entries to 'fontcvt.cxx' to ensure that
if we export to / import from MS formats on Windows that we get the
right mappings.

	Does that make sense ?



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