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2 Apr 2014 — 9:04am

I'm currently setting something using Electra and have a short passage with prime marks.

I'm wondering if anyone has made a list of serif fonts with decent prime marks?

So far I've tried Californian Pro, Palatino, Times... even Sim Hei Regular. Nothing seems to complement Electra.

Any suggestions?

19 Dec 2012 — 9:23am

Has anyone encountered an interesting hand-lettered or type-set "Q.E.D." before? It's used to mark the end of a mathematical proof. The contemporary digital version is, unfortunately, the "tombstone," a simple black square (yawn).

Thanks!

Rob Kimmel

21 Jan 2011 — 10:09am

Some scans from a book I picked up recently (for 25¢). Printed in 1904.

Interesting just to see how the type is set; complex fractions (all are all nut—no virgules to be found), the @ symbol for per-item cost, page structure, impressive engravings for illustrations, and the thoughtful mix of typefaces. Quite a complex project for metal type. All for the kids.

Yes, it has all the answers in the back.

Mcs

18 Jan 2011 — 2:02pm

I'm a Humanities person with embarrassingly scant knowledge of maths, so before I utilise these glyphs, it's best to confirm they're the same as those in the photo.

In Georgia, the matching glyphs appear to be "α", "θ", then either "σ" or "б".

The rest—other than the German double s and the << arrows—aren't available in the glyphs panel it seems.

Can anyone confirm?

Appreciatively,

Luca

30 Nov 2010 — 4:57pm

Does anybody know about how old style figures are used in technical areas that use a lot of symbolic notation like math, most sciences, linguistics, logic, chess books, etc., if at all? I've never seen them in a work of any such discipline, though that's not saying much. I don't seem to recall them in any of the textbooks I used for these subjects, but perhaps I wasn't typographically "aware" at the time.

Thanks in advance.

9 Jun 2010 — 2:26am

As you might now, the long awaited, 15+ years, version 1.0.0 of STIX fonts have been finally released. However, the release disappointed many people who want to typeset mathematics with STIX fonts, as they neither released LaTeX support files nor supplemented the fonts with the new OpenType MATH table, ruling out any quality mathematical typesetting engine.

Fortunately, STIX were kind enough to release the fonts under Open Font License, so giving the community the power to scratch their itch and not wait yet another 15 years for next release.

Having experimented with an OpenType MATH version of STIX beta release, it was relatively easy to supplement the final release with MATH layout features, thanks to the powerful FontForge who never let me down, and so XITS was officially born.

29 Apr 2010 — 6:00am

Hello Experts! :D

I am working on a Journal of Science booklet and I am having some issues with some math equations. In their Word document they used Cambria Math to do their math equations. I have my body copy set in Adobe Garamond Pro. The math equations are not showing up.

Is there anything out of the Adobe Library 11 that will map the same as Cambria Math. I don't have Cambria Math on my computer to substitute what I am currently using.

Thanks for the help.

11 Feb 2010 — 11:03am

I am working on a redesign for a science magazine/journal and we need a sans serif font with as big a glyph set as possible, including Greeks and quantum symbols and as much math as possible.