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Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:42 pm
by themathprof
Looking to purchase such a font.

Prof Martin Weissman

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:39 am
by Alfred
What qualifies as "a mathematics font"? Do you need a font with unusual variants of glyphs such as the integral and summation symbols?

What software are you using for typesetting?

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:26 pm
by themathprof
See attached word doc.
Essentially, I am interested in a new font that would
replace asciis 123 -255 in a regular font with those in the "symbol" font.
Perhaps changing a few other asciis for symbols like xbar (x with a line on top
which is the statistics symbol for the mean of a Sample)

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:22 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
I don't know what you expect us to do with the attached file. All it contains is an image of some codes.
Maths Font.png
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There are many Maths symbols in the Unicode character sets. Which do you need?

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:20 pm
by Alfred
George Douros' free Symbola font includes a full complement of 256 mathematical operators (codepoints $2200 - $22FF).

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:55 pm
by themathprof
Thanks,Alfred

I checked symbola . However, I'm looking for a ttf with all the regular characters (alphabet, numbers, etc.) and math fonts as well in the higher asciis.

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:00 am
by themathprof
Bhikkhu Pesala:

I've attached another doc.
I need a 'regular ttf with regular characters (alphabet; lower/upper cases, numbers, etc.) in the lower asciis.

However, in the higher asciis I need the math symbols that appear
in my document.

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:41 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
No one will bother to create such a font nowadays. As Alfred posted, there are plenty of Maths fonts available, many of them free.

Why do you need the maths symbols to be mapped to extended ASCII codepoints?

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:55 am
by Erwin Denissen
There is no official standard that relates to a so called higher ASCII.

With Unicode being the actual standard for over a decade, people hardly use other encodings, so please forget Higher ASCII, ANSI, and other mechanisms that are only here for legacy software and documents.

TrueType and OpenType fonts work with Unicode codepoints and values between 128 and 159 are not assigned to visible characters, so shouldn't be used.

For a complete list see:
Controls and Latin-1 Supplement Range: 0080–00FF

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:38 am
by algrass
I've just seen this subject and although 3 years old now I would like to add my inputs. As a physicist I know precisely what the question is about and I created a font with a lot of higher mathematical symbols. The problem is not the the symbols but how to enter them via the keyboard as easily as the letters we are used to enter. For this reason a math font by itself is not enough. It needs to be a self-running little app that enables an easy choice of math symbols as well as their mathematical positioning and construction in the way we are accustomed to writing equations by hand or in printed form in math books.

A font by itself and a standard keyboard cannot do this easily. Hence the only solution is to use the Microsoft equation writer or similar other app that are generally available free of charge as part of the MS office suite installation. I am not sure what is available from the Apple platform. But as an Apple user I am not aware of anything outstanding.

Some 10 years ago an academic developed a math equation app and it was good. A math font by itself would invariably require set of virtual keyboards to ease the process of choosing the math characters and their positioning. One virtual keyboard for Statistics, another for calculus another for tensors etc.

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:50 am
by PJMiller
Libre Office Math is available for you to try for free, if you don't like it then you have lost nothing. It's part of the Libre Office suite.

The Kelvinch font contains a lot of the Math symbols including a full set of the Matematical Operators Unicode block. But I think you aren't going to solve this problem at the font level, the problem is how to get the characters in there in the first place.

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:10 am
by Erwin Denissen
Cambria Math is a font that uses a special math extension which is supported by Microsoft Office.