Doubt about OpenSymbol and Math

Marcos Souza at
Tue Jun 4 04:27:43 PDT 2013

Hi Noel,

Em 06/04/2013 06:43 AM, Noel Grandin escreveu:
> On 2013-06-04 10:41, Michael Meeks wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >     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
> I think the question that Marcos is asking is a little different.
> Math typography is slightly weird in that people like to invent their 
> own symbols, and symbols are often very particular to quite a small 
> group of mathematicians.
> Lots of the more common symbols have local variants that are only used 
> within a specific nation, or within a grouping of academic institutions.
> So no font is ever going to be able to capture more than the most 
> widely used variants of the symbols.
> So what I think he wants is the ability to define custom new shapes at 
> runtime and add them to some kind of gallery, and to be able to embed 
> them into a document.
This can be another improvement(there is a way to do this....???) but 
for now, if we can add new symbols to Math, could be in source code, but 
without the pain of fontforge.

So, maybe use some finished fonts, to no need to build our own fonts :)

What do you think Noel?
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