New on CTAN: unicode-math

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Thu Jun 3 16:47:17 CEST 2010

the daemon perks up with the appearance of the following (which he had
previously imagined to be a myth concocted by people on the net):

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: unicode-math
> Author's name: Will Robertson
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/unicode-math
> Summary description: Unicode math support for XeTeX and LuaTeX
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Well, I guess it's now or never. With an archive of emails about the
> thing going back to 2006, I think it's finally time to release this
> package. (Sorry about the hold-up, really.)
> This is the initial release of the unicode-math package for inclusion
> in TeX Live 2010. It is designed to typeset mathematics with unicode
> input and using OpenType math fonts. (There is very very little
> compatibility with older maths packages.) XeTeX support is fully
> tested but LuaTeX not quite so much. (At least the example file
> runs...)
> You can typeset with the STIX fonts with the present version of the
> package, but there is no support yet for its extra alphabets in the
> Unicode `private use area'. I hope to add support for them soon.
> Thanks to all the people who've provided valuable feedback over the
> years, and especially to Barbara Beeton for laying the foundations
> with her work with the STIX fonts.
> Good luck; I hope it works. Let me know if it doesn't. Finally, this
> package is by no means complete (it's called the "initial release" for
> a reason). Your feedback and suggestions now are greatly
> appreciated. Anyone coming along to the TUG 2010 conference will have
> the opportunity to hear me speak about it in a couple of weeks. (But
> will I be able to muster up a full 30 minutes? Actually, yeah, I
> probably will.)
> Time for a beer.

have a good one!

i have installed the package and created an entry in the catalogue

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
> or they may browse the package directory at

though, of course, the catalogue entry won't appear on the web until
some time tonight.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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