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STIX Fonts Go Beta

October 31, 2007 will forever be remembered as an important day in publishing history. After more than ten years in research and development, the STIX fonts (Scientific and Technical Information Exchange) have finally launched and are freely available in beta! This new web font set properly renders mathematical symbols on any browser alleviating the need for publishers to assemble symbols from a variety of fonts. It includes over 8,000 glyphs.By making the fonts freely available, the STIX project hopes to encourage the development of widespread applications that make use of these fonts. The TeX version of the fonts should be available soon after the production version is released.

Much thanks goes to the six publishers who collaborated to design, fund, and manage the STIX project include American Chemical Society (ACS), American Institute of Physics (AIP), American Mathematical Society (AMS), American Physical Society (APS), Elsevier, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and their technical partner MicroPress, Inc.

Congratulations to Tim Ingoldsby (Project Chairman) and his terrific team for seeing this through.

I recommend all publishers download the fonts from the STIX web site at www.stixfonts.org today.

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