New CTAN package: esstix

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Fri May 6 18:59:28 CEST 2011

On Thu, 5 May 2011 Michael Sharpe submitted the 



A submission was uploaded to 

Summary description: PostScript versions of the ESSTIX fonts, with virtual fonts a LaTeX support files for use as math alphabets.
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 

These are the original ESSTIX fonts in PostScript format. They seem to have been 
a precursor to the STIX project and were donated by Elsevier to that project. 
The accompanying virtual fonts with customized metrics and LaTeX support files 
allow their use as calligraphic, fraktur and double-struck (blackboard bold) in 
math mode.

The support files are all LPPL but the fonts themselves are copyrighted by 
Elsevier, though donated to the STIX project. It is unclear to me if this means 
they should now be considered as covered by the same SIL Font license under 
which the STIX fonts were released.


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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