STIX Font Release Documentation
OpenType/WOFF/WOFF2
https://www.stixfonts.org/
Version 2.0.1
15 April 2019
WHAT IS PROVIDED IN THIS RELEASE?
The contents of this distribution are
Fonts/
OTF/
STIX2Math.otf
STIX2Text-BoldItalic.otf
STIX2Text-Bold.otf
STIX2Text-Italic.otf
STIX2Text-Regular.otf
WOFF/
STIX2Math.woff
STIX2Text-BoldItalic.woff
STIX2Text-Bold.woff
STIX2Text-Italic.woff
STIX2Text-Regular.woff
WOFF2/
STIX2Math.woff2
STIX2Text-BoldItalic.woff2
STIX2Text-Bold.woff2
STIX2Text-Italic.woff2
STIX2Text-Regular.woff2
docs/
STIX_2.0.1_license.pdf
STIX_2.0.1_release_notes.txt
charts/
StixTwoBold.pdf
StixTwoBoldItalic.pdf
StixTwoItalic.pdf
StixTwoMath.pdf
StixTwoRegular.pdf
The STIX font is distributed under the SIL Open Font License, Version
1.1, a copy of which is included in the docs folder.
FEEDBACK
Please direct any questions or general comments to the STIX Fonts
project. Bug reports and technical support issues should be submitted
through
https://github.com/stipub/stixfonts
where you can also find a list of known issues.
WHAT'S NEW IN 2.0.1?
COMPATIBILITY BETWEEN 2.0.1 AND 2.0.0
There have been numerous improvements to the design of individual
glyphs and to the placement of various accents. Since these don't
affect character metrics, they should not affect the layout of
documents that used v2.0.0 of the fonts.
Users upgrading existing documents from 2.0.0 to 2.0.1 should be aware
of the following potential incompatibilities:
* Character metrics for some glyphs, especially Mathematical
Alphanumeric Symbols and APL functional symbols, have changed.
* Kerning between z and following punctuation has been improved.
* In STIX2Math, Stylistic Set 7 (ss07) no longer includes U+2205
* U+2202 PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL and U+1D6DB MATHEMATICAL BOLD PARTIAL
DIFFERENTIAL are now upright by default.
See below for further details.
TEXT FONTS
* Added U+2423 OPEN BOX to all faces.
* Added Stylistic Set ss02 to select upright parentheses, brackets,
and braces in Italic and BoldItalic faces.
* Harmonized design of smallcap U+02A9 LATIN SMALL LETTER FENG DIGRAPH
between Regular and Bold faces.
* Improved design of extended Latin and IPA character glyphs.
* Improved kerning of selected character pairs.
* Improved design and placement of U+0307 COMBINING DOT ABOVE and
U+0308 COMBINING DIAERESIS.
MATH FONTS
* The following Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols have been improved.
Note that in some case this has necessitated changes to the
character metrics.
U+1D504..1D537 Fraktur symbols
U+1D538..1D56B Double-struck symbols
U+1D56C..1D59F Bold Fraktur symbols
U+1D5A0..1D5D3 Sans-serif symbols [SSP]
U+1D5D4..1D607 Sans-serif bold symbols [SSP]
U+1D608..1D63B Sans-serif italic symbols [SSP]
U+1D63C..1D66F Sans-serif bold italic symbols [SSP]
U+1D670..1D6A3 Monospace symbols
U+1D756..1D78F Sans-serif bold Greek
U+1D790..1D7C9 Sans-serif bold italic Greek
U+1D7D8..1D7E1 Double-struck digits
U+1D7E2..1D7EB Sans-serif digits [SSP]
U+1D7EC..1D7F5 Sans-serif bold digits [SSP]
U+1D7F6..1D7FF Monospace digits
Note: The ranges marked "[SSP]" are derived from the Source Sans Pro
fonts, with proportions and weight modified to harmonize with the
STIX design.
* Added support for Unicode Standard Mathematical Standardized Variants.
* Removed variant form of U+2205 EMPTY SET from Stylistic Set 7 to
Character Variant 3. NOTE: For most users, the "variant" form will
be the preferred shape, but the default shape has been left as-is
for backwards compatibility.
* Improved proportions of existing APL symbols and added an additional
16 symbols (see below).
* Corrected glyph for U+1D752 MATHEMATICAL BOLD ITALIC KAPPA SYMBOL.
* Improved positioning of tilde math accent.
* Added dotless variants of U+2148 DOUBLE-STRUCK ITALIC SMALL I and
U_2149 DOUBLE-STRUCK ITALIC SMALL J.
* Made U+2202 PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL and U+1D6DB MATHEMATICAL BOLD
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL upright rather than italic.
* Revised and extended coverage of Enclosed Alphanumeric block
(U+2460-24FF).
* U+20E1 COMBINING LEFT RIGHT ARROW ABOVE is now extensible.
* Corrected vertical placement of U+00B1 PLUS-MINUS SIGN
* The following delimiters now have a full set of 12 growing form
variants.
U+2308 LEFT CEILING
U+2309 RIGHT CEILING
U+230A LEFT FLOOR
U+230B RIGHT FLOOR
U+2772 LIGHT LEFT TORTOISE SHELL BRACKET ORNAMENT
U+2773 LIGHT RIGHT TORTOISE SHELL BRACKET ORNAMENT
U+27E6 LEFT WHITE SQUARE BRACKET
U+27E7 MATHEMATICAL RIGHT WHITE SQUARE BRACKET
U+27E8 MATHEMATICAL LEFT ANGLE BRACKET
U+27E9 MATHEMATICAL RIGHT ANGLE BRACKET
U+27EA MATHEMATICAL LEFT DOUBLE ANGLE BRACKET
U+27EB MATHEMATICAL RIGHT DOUBLE ANGLE BRACKET
U+2983 WHITE CURLY BRACKET
U+2984 RIGHT WHITE CURLY BRACKET
U+2985 LEFT WHITE PARENTHESIS
U+2986 RIGHT WHITE PARENTHESIS
* New characters
General Punctuation
U+2061 FUNCTION APPLICATION
U+2062 INVISIBLE TIMES
U+2063 INVISIBLE SEPARATOR
U+2064 INVISIBLE PLUS
Miscellaneous Technical
U+2338 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD EQUAL
U+233A APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD DIAMOND
U+233E APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL CIRCLE JOT
U+2341 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD SLASH
U+2342 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD BACKSLASH
U+2347 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD LEFTWARDS ARROW
U+2348 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD RIGHTWARDS ARROW
U+2350 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD UPWARDS ARROW
U+2357 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD DOWNWARDS ARROW
U+2360 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD COLON
U+2364 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL JOT DIAERESIS
U+2365 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL CIRCLE DIAERESIS
U+2366 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL DOWN SHOE STILE
U+236D APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL STILE TILDE
U+2378 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL IOTA UNDERBAR
U+2395 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD
U+23B7 RADICAL SYMBOL BOTTOM
U+23B8 LEFT VERTICAL BOX LINE
U+23B9 RIGHT VERTICAL BOX LINE
Control Pictures
U+2422 BLANK SYMBOL
Enclosed Alphanumerics
U+2469..24B5
U+24EB..24FF
Dingbats
U+2776 DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED DIGIT ONE
U+2777 DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED DIGIT TWO
U+2778 DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED DIGIT THREE
U+2779 DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED DIGIT FOUR
U+277A DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED DIGIT FIVE
U+277B DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED DIGIT SIX
U+277C DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED DIGIT SEVEN
U+277D DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED DIGIT EIGHT
U+277E DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED DIGIT NINE
U+277F DINGBAT NEGATIVE CIRCLED NUMBER TEN
Arabic Mathematical Alphabetic Symbols
U+1EEF0 ARABIC MATHEMATICAL OPERATOR MEEM WITH HAH WITH TATWEEL
U+1EEF1 ARABIC MATHEMATICAL OPERATOR HAH WITH DAL
Note: These two characters were added for compatibility with
the LaTeX unicode-math package. There are no plans to include
further support for Arabic typesetting.
WHAT'S NEW IN 2.0.0?
In addition to the overall visual redesign, STIX Two incorporates a
number of significant improvements and additions. Special attention
has been given to implementing accepted best practices for OpenType
fonts, such as the use of font features to access variant glyph shapes
that were previously only available via the Unicode Private Use Areas.
The letterspacing and kerning of the text fonts have been
significantly improved.
True small capital variants (Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek), accessible
via the OpenType font feature smcp, have been added for all text
fonts.
Text (lowercase or oldstyle) numerals, available via the font features
pnum and onum, have been added, in addition to natural-spacing
figures.
Alphabetic superscripts and numeric sub- and superscripts, accessible
via the subs and sups font features, have been added.
Fractions are available via the frac feature, as well as numerators
(numr) and denominators (dnom).
The OpenType MATH table has been completely rewritten and extended.
Additions have been made to these Unicode blocks:
Latin-1 Supplement U+0080 - U+00FF
Latin Extended-A U+0100 - U+017F
Latin Extended Additional U+0180 - U+024F
Cyrillic U+0400 - U+04FF
Greek and Coptic U+0370 - U+03FF
IPA blocks U+0250 - U+02AF
BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY
Because of the scope of the changes, especially to the text fonts,
STIX Two is not a drop-in replacement for earlier versions. While we
understand and sympathize with the difficulties caused by the
incompatibilities we have introduced, we nevertheless felt they were
necessary to address some of the shortcomings of earlier versions of
the fonts and to position us to respond to the needs of modern
publishing.
Earlier versions of the STIX fonts are deprecated and no longer
supported. We urge all users of the STIX fonts to upgrade to the new
versions as soon as possible.
To enable the new and old versions of the fonts to coexist during the
transition phase, the fonts have been renamed as follows:
STIX 1.1.0 STIX 2.0.0
STIX-Regular STIX Two Text
STIX-Italic STIX Two Text Italic
STIX-Bold STIX Two Text Bold
STIX-BoldItalic STIX Two Text Bold Italic
STIX Math Regular STIX Two Math
The four text fonts contain glyphs from Unicode text blocks only. For
example, all characters from the range U+2190 to U+3063 and U+E000 to
U+E368 and all plane 1 characters have been removed from the text
fonts and are now found only in STIX Two Math. Whenever possible,
characters have been removed from the Private Use Area (U+E000-U+F8FF)
and made available via font features instead.
The STIX-General packaging of the fonts is no longer supported.