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I have been using stix fonts with texlive 2017. Now I am getting weird error messages. Here is a minimum working example:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{amsthm}
\usepackage{stix}
\begin{document}
    \(\cos^2\theta+\sin^2\theta=1\)
\end{document}

I am reproducing an edited version of the log since it is too long.

*****************beginning of log******
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.19 (TeX Live 2018) (preloaded format=pdflatex 2018.5.7)  9 MAY 2018 10:45
entering extended mode
 restricted \write18 enabled.
 %&-line parsing enabled.
**stix-problem-mwe.tex
(./stix-problem-mwe.tex
LaTeX2e <2018-04-01> patch level 4
Babel <3.20> and hyphenation patterns for 27 language(s) loaded.
(/opt/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/book.cls
Document Class: book 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
(/opt/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/bk10.clo
File: bk10.clo 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
)

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for T1+stix on input line 6.
LaTeX Font Info:    No file T1stix.fd. on input line 6.

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `T1/stix/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `T1/cmr/m/n' instead on input line 6.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stix/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `LS1/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.

! Corrupted NFSS tables.
wrong@fontshape ...message {Corrupted NFSS tables}
                                                  error@fontshape else let f...
l.7     \(
       \cos^2\theta+\sin^2\theta=1\)
This error message was generated by an \errmessage
command, so I can't give any explicit help.
Pretend that you're Hercule Poirot: Examine all clues,
and deduce the truth by order and method.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stix/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `OT1/cmr/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stix/m/n' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stix/m/it' undefined
(Font)              using `LS1/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stix/m/it' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for LS1+stixscr on input line 
7.
LaTeX Font Info:    No file LS1stixscr.fd. on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixscr/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `LS1/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixscr/m/n' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for LS2+stixex on input line 7
.
LaTeX Font Info:    No file LS2stixex.fd. on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS2/stixex/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `LS2/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS2/stix/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `LS2/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.

! Corrupted NFSS tables.
wrong@fontshape ...message {Corrupted NFSS tables}
                                                  error@fontshape else let f...
l.7     \(
       \cos^2\theta+\sin^2\theta=1\)
(That was another \errmessage.)


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS2/stix/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `OT1/cmr/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS2/stixex/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `LS2/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS2/stix/m/n' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for U+msa on input line 7.
(/opt/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/tex/latex/amsfonts/umsa.fd
File: umsa.fd 2013/01/14 v3.01 AMS symbols A
)
LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for U+msb on input line 7.

(/opt/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/tex/latex/amsfonts/umsb.fd
File: umsb.fd 2013/01/14 v3.01 AMS symbols B
)

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stix/b/n' undefined
(Font)              using `LS1/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stix/b/n' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for LS1+stixfrak on input line
 7.
LaTeX Font Info:    No file LS1stixfrak.fd. on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixfrak/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `LS1/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixfrak/m/n' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for LS1+stixbb on input line 7
.
LaTeX Font Info:    No file LS1stixbb.fd. on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixbb/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `LS1/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixbb/m/n' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixbb/m/it' undefined
(Font)              using `LS1/stixbb/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixbb/m/it' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for LS2+stixcal on input line 
7.
LaTeX Font Info:    No file LS2stixcal.fd. on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS2/stixcal/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `LS2/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS2/stixcal/m/n' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for LS1+stixsf on input line 7
.
LaTeX Font Info:    No file LS1stixsf.fd. on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixsf/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `LS1/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixsf/m/n' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixsf/m/it' undefined
(Font)              using `LS1/stixsf/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS1/stixsf/m/it' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for LS2+stixtt on input line 7
.
LaTeX Font Info:    No file LS2stixtt.fd. on input line 7.

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS2/stixtt/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `LS2/stix/m/n' instead on input line 7.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `LS2/stixtt/m/n' in size <7.5> not available
(Font)              size <7> substituted on input line 7.

! Math formula deleted: Insufficient symbol fonts.
\)  ->\relax \ifmmode \ifinner $
                                \else \@badmath \fi \else \@badmath \fi 
l.7     \(\cos^2\theta+\sin^2\theta=1\)

Sorry, but I can't typeset math unless \textfont 2
and \scriptfont 2 and \scriptscriptfont 2 have all
the \fontdimen values needed in math symbol fonts.


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `T1/stix/m/sl' undefined
(Font)              using `T1/stix/m/n' instead on input line 8.

[1{/opt/texlive/2018/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}

]
(./stix-problem-mwe.aux)

LaTeX Font Warning: Size substitutions with differences
(Font)              up to 0.5pt have occurred.


LaTeX Font Warning: Some font shapes were not available, defaults substituted.

 ) 
Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
 3129 strings out of 494041
 36584 string characters out of 6166448
 72611 words of memory out of 5000000
 6928 multiletter control sequences out of 15000+600000
 5950 words of font info for 22 fonts, out of 8000000 for 9000
 286 hyphenation exceptions out of 8191
 27i,4n,27p,232b,144s stack positions out of 5000i,500n,10000p,200000b,80000s
{/opt/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/enc/dvips/cm-super/cm-super-t1.enc}</opt/
texlive/2018/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/cm-super/sfrm1000.pfb>
Output written on stix-problem-mwe.pdf (1 page, 2865 bytes).
PDF statistics:
 13 PDF objects out of 1000 (max. 8388607)
 8 compressed objects within 1 object stream
 0 named destinations out of 1000 (max. 500000)
 1 words of extra memory for PDF output out of 10000 (max. 10000000)

***********end-of-log*************

I get the following error message right at begin document. ! LaTeX Error: This NFSS system isn't set up properly.`` Can it because the texlive 2018 installation is corrupted?

  • 2
    Use stix2 instead of stix. STIX2 is the successor of STIX with more glyphs and better shapes. – Henri Menke May 9 '18 at 5:37
  • 1
    @HenriMenke Thanks. I changed \usepackage{stix} to \usepackage{stix2} and my file compiled fine. However, I am curious as to what could be the problem. I just saw that there is a notice in the documentation that the stix package is obsolete and stix2 is recommended. – S. Venkataraman May 9 '18 at 5:45
  • A number of fd-files are missing in texlive 2018. This is a packaging error. I will sent a message to the texlive list. – Ulrike Fischer May 9 '18 at 6:44
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When the stix package was updated on TeX Live, the necessary font description .fd files were dropped, I assume by mistake as even a new .fdd file was added (separate source for the .fd files).

Temporary solution until the situation is fixed: copy the stix.fdd file in the working directory

cp /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/source/fonts/stix/stix.fdd .

and run tex on it

tex stix.fdd

This will generate the necessary .fd files and LaTeX should be happy to run your old documents.

If you don't have stix.fdd on your system, you can directly download it from CTAN: http://mirrors.ctan.org/fonts/stix/latex/stix.fdd

Use stix2 for newer ones.


UPDATE

Revision 47652 of the package on TeX Live has fixed the problem

  • @jfbu I added the CTAN link – egreg May 9 '18 at 7:31
  • ah sorry @egreg. The stix2 support files are found in source/latex/stix2 but the stix ones are indeed in source/font/stix as you stated in your answer (for some reason I read latex for font) and there is no source/font/stix2. Hence my confusion. My comments are ready for deletion. – user4686 May 9 '18 at 8:52
  • The problem I have mentioned has been fixed in an updated version of stix. – S. Venkataraman May 15 '18 at 5:18
  • @S.Venkataraman Thanks for reminding, I added an update note. – egreg May 15 '18 at 8:47

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