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The XITS font project

XITS is a Times-like typeface for mathematical and scientific publishing,
based on [STIX fonts][1]. The main mission of XITS is to provide a
version of STIX fonts enriched with the OpenType MATH extension, making
it suitable for high quality mathematic typesetting with OpenType MATH
capable layout systems, like MS Office 2007 and the new TeX engines
XeTeX and LuaTeX.

XITS font is free, open source font, under [Open Font License][2],
version 1.1.

The current version of XITS is based on version 1.1.0-beta1 of STIX fonts.

This is work in progress, feedback, bug reports and even patches are


The preferred way for modifying the fonts is by editing the SFD files under
`sources`, using [Sorts Mill Tools][3] or [FontForge][4]. When submitting
patches, please make sure they are as clean as possible, avoiding any unrelated
or unnecessary changes.

To build the fonts from source you need a make program (only GNU Make is
tested), either [Sorts Mill Tools][3] (preferred) or [FontForge][4] with Python
support, and [FontTools][5].

[1]: http://www.stixfonts.org
[2]: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
[3]: http://sortsmill.bitbucket.org/
[4]: http://fontforge.org/
[5]: http://github.com/behdad/fonttools

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (3.0M).

xits – A Sci­en­tific Times-like font with sup­port for math­e­mat­i­cal type­set­ting

XITS is a Times-like font for sci­en­tific type­set­ting with proper math­e­mat­i­cal sup­port for mod­ern, Uni­code and OpenType ca­pa­ble en­gines, namely Lua and .

For use with Lua or XeLaTeX, sup­port is avail­able from the fontspec and uni­code-math pack­ages.

Li­censesThe SIL Open Font Li­cense
Main­tainerKhaled Hosny
Con­tained inTeX Live as xits
MiKTeX as xits
Maths Font
OTF Font
See alsoasana-math
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