I compiled my latex document using pdflatex in texstudio. I have already installed the Windows Stix fonts in to the system fonts folder. However when I open the pdf output in Illustrator I get: 1

and then the final output in illustrator looks like: 1

when it should look like this:


  • The font names refer to the Type1 fonts that are found in <TEX root>/fonts/type1/public/stix, not to the OpenType fonts. – egreg May 20 '14 at 14:56
  • yep i had a look, converted them to open types, installed them and still have the same issue – user1448093 May 21 '14 at 7:26
  • If you use Opentype fonts, compile with Xe/LuaLaTeX. – Bernard Aug 18 '14 at 18:05

It looks like that Illustrator cannot handle the builtin encoding of the math fonts. You could try to switch to xelatex or lualatex. Replace



\setmathfont{XITS Math}

Then it uses the OpenType fonts.

  • i replaced what you said, and it solved the font issues, but now there are size issues where illustrator doesn't know how to size the symbols. !image – user1448093 May 20 '14 at 16:31

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