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This package, based on pxfonts, provides many fixes and enhancements to that package, splitting it in two parts---newpxtext and newpxmath---which may be run independently of one another. It provides scaling, improved metrics, and other options. For proper operation, the packages require that the packages newtxmath and pxfonts be installed and their map files enabled. The text package relies on an extension of the TeXGyrePagella Type1 fonts that is provided with this package. The accompanying MANIFEST-newpx.txt provides details of the extension as requested by GUST-FONT-LICENSE.txt

Current version: 1.13

This material is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License. See http://www.ctan.org/license/lppl1.3
for the details of that license.

Changes in version 1.13
Added "frenchmath" option to newpxmath, so that Greek letters are upright and math italic capitals are replaced by upright capitals.

Changes in version 1.122
Corrected packaging errors in both main tree and tds.

Changes in version 1.121
Minor correction to tfm/vf for zpl[b]mi1 (math italic with alternate form of g.)

Changes in version 1.12
1. In tandem with newtxmath 1.23 (required), added macros and glyphs for mathaccents \widearc and \wideOarc. See the documentation in newtx for further details.
2. Added code to newpxtext.sty so that option osf does not affect math use of lining figures, making \useosf unnecessary but harmless. (Thanks to Pablo González for this fine suggestion.)

Changes in version 1.11
1. In tandem with newtxmath 1.22 (required), modified extendable parens to look more like fixed sizes.
2. Modified some symbol font metrics.

Changes in version 1.10
1. In tandem with newtx 1.21, corrected some issues with bold delimiters under bigdelims option.
2. Added a few symbols that, because of non-standard names, were missing from previous versions due to encoding issues.

Changes in version 1.09
In tandem with newtx 1.20, corrected some issues with extensible delimiters introduced inadvertently in newtx 1.18.

Changes in version 1.081
Small metric changes so that + and - in math mode have identical sizes.

Changes in version 1.08
1. Changed the default sans serif font from the pxfonts version of Helvetica (or a clone) to the TeX-Gyre Heros family, which is more developed. (In particular, its textasteriskcentered is much better.)
2. Changed a part of the footnote macro to prevent a subsequent space, adding instead a smaller horizontal space to prevent the footnote marker in the footer from colliding with its text.
3. Added a new option helvratio to allow changes in the scale for sans serif. If omitted, it defaults to .94 so that if, in effect, scaled=s, helvetica will be scaled to 94*s.

Changes in version 1.071
1. Corrected some encoding errors in symbol fonts, so \langle and \rangle work as expected.

Changes in version 1.07
1. Corrected some misbehaviors with bigdelims.
2. Added new math accents and macros in parallel to the newtx package where they are described in detail.

Changes in version 1.061
A number of metric changes, plus correction of < and > in math mode under bigdelims option.

Changes in version 1.06
1. Added a modified equal sign for use in math mode. The text font version did not match existing glyphs that use it as an extension glyph, as in long double arrows.
2. Modified the fontdimen parameters for several math fonts to correspond better to existing glyph shapes.

Changes in version 1.051:
Small changes to newpxtext.sty to correct handling of footnote markers in minipages and add a new option, defaultsups, which forces the package to ignore its own footnote markers.

Changes in version 1.05:
1. Corrected two errors in newpxmath.sty involving definitions of math delimiters <,>.
2. Added 4 new math glyphs as alternate forms of existing glyphs: \forallAlt, \existsAlt, \nexistsAlt, \emptysetAlt. See newtxdoc.pdf (NOT newpxdoc.pdf) for details.
3. Changed definition of \varnothing to load from lettersA instead of AMSb.

Changes in version 1.04:
1. Many changes to lettersA and largesymbols following the corresponding changes in the newtxmath package. Version 1.14 of the latter package must be enabled foro this package to function correctly.
2. Many changes to newpxmath.sty to bring it into greater conformity with the amsmath package, which it now requires.

Changes in version 1.03:
Corrected an issue with scaling newpxmath.

Changes in version 1.02
Minor changes except that version 1.01 inadvertently shipped without the final corrections to the math extension metrics.

Changes in version 1.01:
Aside from some minor changes, the math extension fonts are drawn from newtx version 1.11 which is substantially changed from the prior version, and which must be installed for proper math font rendering.


Mac OS X: To install, open a Terminal window and cd to inside the downloaded TDS folder.

Method A (recommended): type

sudo cp -Rfp * /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local


sudo mktexlsr


sudo -H updmap-sys --enable Map=newpx.map

Method B: If you insist on making your font installations in your home folder, potentially making your personal installation become out of sync with updates to TeXLive, use instead

(i) if you checked Update for All Users in TeXLive utility

cp -Rfp * ~/Library/texmf


updmap --enable Map=newpx.map

(ii) otherwise

cp -Rfp * ~/Library/texmf


sudo updmap-sys --enable Map=newpx.map

Linux: Very similar to Mac OS X.

MikTeX: Copy the newpx.tds.zip to the root of the folder you use for personal additions to the TeX trees, open a command window, chdir to that folder, and type

unzip newtx.tds.zip
initexmf --update-fndb
initexmf --edit-config-file updmap

The latter command should open updmap.cfg in your default editor, commonly Notepad. Add the line 

Map newpx.map 

to updmap.cfg, save and close. Then, in the command window, type

initexmf --mkmaps

You can ignore error messages that may occur here. This should result in a properly enabled newpx.

Please send comments and bug reports or suggestions for improvement to

msharpe at ucsd dot edu


Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
README 6088 2014-06-25 21:16

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (1.3M).

newpx – Al­ter­na­tive uses of the PX fonts, with im­proved met­rics

The pack­age, based on px­fonts, pro­vides many fixes and en­hance­ments to that pack­age, and splits it in two parts (new­px­text and new­px­math) which may be run in­de­pen­dently of one an­other. It pro­vides scal­ing, im­proved met­rics, and other op­tions. For proper op­er­a­tion, the pack­ages re­quire that the pack­ages newtx­math and tx­fonts be in­stalled and their map files en­abled.

Pack­age De­tailsnewpx
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerMichael Sharpe
TDS archivenewpx.tds.zip
Con­tained inTeXlive as newpx
MikTeX as newpx
Topics font avail­able in Adobe Type 1 for­mat
fonts for use in math­e­mat­ics
fonts them­selves
See also pxfonts
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