The STIX Fonts project
is a project sponsored by several leading scientific and technical publishers to provide, under royalty-free
license, a comprehensive font set of mathematical symbols and alphabets, intended to serve the scientific and engineering community for electronic and print publication. The STIX fonts are available as fully hinted OpenType
fonts. There are currently no plans by the STIX Pub to provide a TrueType
version, with the note that software such as Java
should instead add OpenType support.
STIX fonts also include natural language glyphs for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
Among the glyphs in STIX, 32.9% have been contributed by the project members. The commercial TeX
vendor and TeX font foundry MicroPress
has been contracted to create the additional glyphs. The STIX project will also create a TeX implementation. Goals also include incorporating the characters into Unicode
, and ensuring that browsers can use them.
Members of the STIX (Scientific and Technical Information Exchange) Fonts project, known collectively as the STI Pub consortium, include the American Institute of Physics
, the American Chemical Society