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(partial) implementation of Justin Zieglers work


there has been some discussion about math fonts on the latex list
recently and and it has been proposed to move the discussion to this list. 
Since I do not know if everybody on this list is also subscribed to
latex-l let me resend one of my earlier messages here. It is attached

The mentioned file mathfont.tgz is a snapshot of a work in progress, so
don't expect too much. I would be particularly interested in comments on
my try at an `arrowkit', which can be found in the MS2 encoding. 
Regards, Matthias

>From mclasen@sun2.mathematik.uni-freiburg.de Mon Apr 14 16:01:37 1997
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 14:32:58 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Matthias Clasen <mclasen@sun2.mathematik.uni-freiburg.de>
To: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project
Subject: Re: math fonts


there has been some discussion about math fonts on this list recently, and
Frank Mittelbach mentioned that it would be high time to implement a prototype
of Justin Zieglers proposals for new math font encodings.

To avoid duplicate work, I want to announce here that I have played around
with mf, fontinst and the ideas in Justin Zieglers report and Alan Jeffreys
notes on math arrows some time ago. Last week I have tried to fix some of the
loose ends an pack up the things I have. You can obtain it in tarred
gzipped form via ftp from


or via http from


It is still not a complete implementation, since most of the proposed new
glyphs are missing and many of the LaTeX and AMS math macros have to be
reimplemented, but it might be a useful skeleton. 

It would be helpful if some of the knowledgeable people on this list
would have a look at that stuff and correct some of my errors and omissions.
It would also be a good idea to test it on some real-world mathematical
documents. A good start might be chapter 8 of the companion (can the source
for that part be obtained for that purpose ?) to catch any missing symbols.

Any comments are welcome!

Matthias Clasen