Based on the discussion here

Is it already possible to use the STIX fonts?

it appears that the STIX project (release 1.1) supports LaTeX; I'm eager to get started with them!

TL2013 does have a current stix package, which is based on release 1.0 and does not provide LaTeX support.

Question. Is there a reason that TL hasn't upgraded to version 1.1, or is this just a matter of time (and patience)? If there is a significant obstacle, could someone explain?

(I am aware that one could--in principle--install STIX v1.1 (or, of course, 1.2) by hand, but I am not exactly sure how to do that.)

  • Since this is quite TL specific, why don't you ask in the TL mailing list?
    – daleif
    Aug 30, 2013 at 15:46
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    I installed the fonts in the “local” tree, that is, under /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local, added Map stix.map to /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c/updmap.cfg and run updmap-sys.
    – egreg
    Aug 30, 2013 at 15:50
  • Besides, TL depends on authors uploading to CTAN...
    – daleif
    Aug 30, 2013 at 15:51
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    Work was still underway on the latex support for the stix fonts when tex live 2013 was frozen. it should be ready for inclusion in tl2014. Aug 30, 2013 at 15:51
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    @barbarabeeton I think you should convert your last comment to an answer
    – masu
    Nov 19, 2013 at 11:20

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as of now (november 2013), testing of the beta of the latex support for the stix fonts is well along. some work is needed on the fonts themselves, and i'm not sure when it will be ready for final release. however, i'm optimistic that it can happen before tex live 2014 is frozen.

the fonts and supporting package will certainly be uploaded to ctan as soon as they are ready, and the tex live crew takes in updates as they appear on ctan.


As of today (Jan 5), TL has LaTeX support for the STIX fonts (and version 1.1 of the OpenType fonts).

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