The Math Design fonts
Free mathematical fonts that match with existing text fonts.
By now, three fonts families are available:
* mdput family corresponds to Adobe Utopia text fonts
* mdugm family corresponds to URW Garamond text fonts
* mdbch family corresponds to Bitstream Charter text fonts
The following commercial families are also supported:
* mdpga family corresponds to Adobe Garamond Pro text fonts
* mdpus family corresponds to Adobe Utopia Std text fonts
* mdici family corresponds to ITC Charter text fonts
The fonts provided by the Math Design project are free; you
can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU
General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
NOTES ON UPGRADING
When you install a new version of the Math Design fonts, be sure to
delete all the pk files that has been automatically created by xdvi or
yap. If you forget to do that, any document read with xdvi or yap will
look ugly. Anyway, pdf versions and printing will be fine.
Each new version of the fonts introduces small changes in font
metrics. This can lead to important change in existing document,
including unexpected line and page breaks.
To obtain small capitals with the charter and utopia version of the
fonts, you must:
1) Obtain the corresponding commercial fonts from your favorite font
seller. This is the font you'll need :
Charter : Charter Small Cap (bchrc8a.pfb)
Charter Bold Small Cap (bchbc8a.pfb)
Utopia : Utopia Expert Regular (putr8x.pfb)
Utopia Expert Bold (putb8x.pfb)
You need the Windows Postscript versions of the fonts.
2) Rename the preceding font files. I have indicated in
parenthesis the new name of each file.
3) Put the renamed file somewhere tex will be able to find them.
should be fine.
4) Refresh your texmf file database, by running an utility like
"mktexlsr" or "texconfig rehash".
5) That's it ! Now use the mathdesign package with the option
"expert". Small caps and oldstyle figure are available with the
OBTAINING TEXT FONTS
You can find these free text fonts on CTAN:
CTAN directory of Adobe Utopia : fonts/utopia
CTAN directory of URW Garamond : nonfree/fonts/urw/garamond
CTAN directory of Bitstream Charter : fonts/charter
You have to obtain the commercial text fonts from your favorite
reseller. Only the opentype version these fonts are supported. You
will need the following files:
* For Adobe Garamond Pro
* For Adobe Utopia Std
* For ITC Charter
Put them in your TEXMF tree in the directory
(Supplier is garamond or itc. The fontname is basically what you want.)
You don't need to rename the files. The 'expert' options is useless,
since this fonts are provided with small caps and oldstyle figures!
v 2.25 * \nexists is now correct
* typo corrected in mathdesign.sty
v 2.22 * Double bracket corrected
* Punctuation in math mode is now in roman shape
v 2.21 * Incorrect ffi and ffl ligatures in some small caps fonts
v 2.2 * Glyph blackboard bold 1 added.
* text dot accent is now correct
v 2.16 * Missing files included
v 2.15 * Weight of mdugm family slightly changed
* Blackboard glyphs corrected
v 2.1 * Bracket and double brackets modified
* Change of name of some internal files
v 2.0 * The commercial Adobe Garamond font is now supported.
* The commercial Adobe Utopia Std font is now supported.
* The commercial ITC Charter font is now supported.
* New option 'greekfamily' added. The greek letters can be taken
from GFS Didot and GFS Bodoni.
* the \varkappa \varkappaup and \varkappait gives the expected results * many glyphs revised
* the 'scaled' option is no longer supported
* the fontsite Garamond font is no longer supported.
v 1.57 * New option 'lowercase' added
* Oriented contour integral signs are now corrects
v 1.56 * The kerning between L and ' in charter has been fixed
* New option 'scaled' added
v 1.55 * The emplacement of some files has changed
* 'faked' small caps are now avalaible
v 1.5 * Even more spacing corrections
* A config file mathdesign.cfg is now avalaible
* A new \figurecircled command is defined
* \circledS gives the expected result
* \bigvee and \bigwedge are now correct
* \heart and \diamond are now outlined
* New "expert" option added
v 1.41 * Corrected a bug in option parsing of mathdesign.sty
v 1.4 * Dimensions of large delimiters are now correct
* Indices and exposant of script letters correctly placed
* Overshoot of greek letters corrected (muchas gracias a Ricard
Torres por haberme se�alado el problema)
* Slanted font have now correct names in map files (merci �
* Symbols added (\smallin, various multiple integrals)
v 1.31 * Style files don't use \AtBeginDocument any longer (except for
v 1.3 * The text fonts of Charter and Utopia have been slightly reduced
* Support of sans serif and monospaced fonts simplified
* Many approachs corrected
* Some kerning correction in Charter
* Option 'amssymb' deprecated (the ams symbol are now loaded
v 1.2 * New family added: Bitstream Charter
* Options of the package use now the keyval syntax
v 1.1 * Many small corrections in glyph design
* Approachs of Garamond have been tightened *a lot*
* Arrows shape of Garamond changed
v 1.0 * Initial release
A recent TeX distribution (tetex v. >3.0 or miktex v. >2.0) is
strongly recommended: the installation process will be *much*
The text fonts must be already installed on your system. If these
fonts are free, you can download them from CTAN. If not, you must get
them from the supplier.
What you need precisely are the *.pfb files. Install them on your
texmf tree in the directory
where $TEXMF is the path of your texmf root, supplier is the name of
the supplier of the font (e.g. adobe) and name is the name of
the font (e.g. utopia).
If you use some recent distribution (e.g. MikTeX, tetex, etc.)
the free fonts are probably already installed on your system.
If you use a recent TeX distribution (miktex, tetex, ...), you should
use the tools furnished with the distribution.
If you want to install the package by yourself;
0) First, you must choose the texmf tree where you want to install the
Math Design fonts. This tree is probably some local or personal tree
(for example: "c:/localtexmf" with miktex v2.3>).
1) Download the archive mathdesign-tds.zip and unzip it in this
directory. The mathdesign-tds.zip file is located in the
install/fonts of any ctan repository.
2) Now refresh your texmf file database, by running an utility
like "mktexlsr" or "texconfig rehash".
3) Update the configuration files of your favourite drivers
(e.g. dvips, xdvi, yap, pdftex, etc.).
On recent distributions, a script called 'updmap' does all the job
Add the following lines at the end of the file 'updmap.cfg':
and then run 'updmap' from a command line.
To use the package, simply add the following line in the preamble of
your source file:
Where supplier-typeface is one the following:
Please read the documentation for more options and commands.
Thank you for using the Math Design fonts and happy TeXing :-)
Paul Pichaureau, email@example.com
Paris, Easter 2005