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Direc­tory tex-archive/fonts/mnsymbol

MnSymbol is a symbol font designed to be used in conjunction with Adobe

All files in this archive are in the public domain.


This version includes a bugfix that causes incompatibilities with
previous versions. The symbols

  \...harpoonup and \...harpoondown

are now called

  \...harpoonccw and \...harpooncw

(This was needed for compatibility with amsfonts.sty.)


To install the fonts:

(0) If you have already a version of MnSymbol installed, delete the old
TFM and PK files.

(1) Run

  $ cd tex
  $ latex MnSymbol.ins

and copy the resulting file MnSymbol.sty to


(2) Copy all files in the "source" directory into the directory


(3) Copy the documentation (MnSymbol.ps, MnSymbol.pdf, README) into the


(4) To install the PostScript fonts (courtesy of Michael Zedler) copy

  o enc/MnSymbol.map into .../texmf/fonts/map/dvips/MnSymbol
  o enc/*.enc        into .../texmf/fonts/enc/dvips/MnSymbol
  o pfb/*.pfb        into .../texmf/fonts/type1/public/MnSymbol

(These fonts are not strictly necessary but recommended.)

(5) You can copy the files in the "tfm" directory to


This is optional since these files can be generated automatically.
But it saves some time.

(6) Regenerate the file database:

  $ mktexlsr

If you installed the PostScript fonts you also need to run updmap or
updmap-sys to make them available:

  $ updmap-sys --enable MixedMap MnSymbol.map

(7) Happy TeXing.

Achim Blumensath


Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
MnSym­bol.pdf 307021 2007-01-23 12:07
MnSym­bol.ps 1501074 2007-01-23 12:07
README 1639 2007-01-22 13:03

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mn­sym­bol – Math­e­mat­i­cal sym­bol font for Adobe Min­ionPro

MnSym­bol is a sym­bol font fam­ily, de­signed to be used in con­junc­tion with Adobe Min­ion Pro (via the Min­ionPro pack­age). Al­most all of LaTeX and AMS math­e­mat­i­cal sym­bols are pro­vided; re­main­ing cov­er­age is avail­able from the Min­ionPro font with the Min­ionPro pack­age.

The fonts are avail­able both as source and as Adobe Type 1 for­mat, and a com­pre­hen­sive sup­port pack­age is pro­vided.

While the fonts were de­signed to fit with Mi­non Pro, the de­sign should fit well with other re­nais­sance or baroque faces: in­deed, it will prob­a­bly work with most fonts that are nei­ther too wide nor too thin, for ex­am­ple Palatino or Times; it is known to look good with Sabon. There is no pack­age de­signed to con­fig­ure its use with any font other than Min­ion Pro, but (for ex­am­ple) sim­ply load­ing mn­sym­bol af­ter math­pazo will prob­a­bly do what is needed.

Pack­age De­tailsmn­sym­bol
Li­censePublic Do­main Soft­ware
Main­tainerAchim Blu­men­sath
Con­tained inTeX Live as mn­sym­bol
MiKTeX as mn­sym­bol
Topics fonts dis­tributed as source
col­lec­tions of math­e­mat­i­cal sym­bols
fonts them­selves
font avail­able in Adobe Type 1 for­mat
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