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Re: Math Fonts for Iceweasel and MathJax

Hi Frédéric,

I can split the fonts into a separate package. Will it be OK if I keep
the current path (/usr/share/javascript/mathjax/fonts/), or should I
change it to something else to make it possible to load the fonts from
other applications?

Dmitry Shachnev

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Frédéric WANG <fred.wang@free.fr> wrote:
> Dear Debian maintainers,
> I raised this issue about math font dependency in Iceweasel a couple of time
> ago but I still don't see any changes at
> http://packages.debian.org/sid/iceweasel... The issue was discussed again on
> the LaTeXML mailing list, so I'm going to report it again.
> Basically, Iceweasel must not depend on ttf-lyx, ttf-mathematica4.1,
> xfonts-mathml or any other font packages that would lead to the installation
> of Computer Modern fonts or Mathematica fonts. These old fonts were used a
> long time ago in Gecko's MathML engine but now they may give weird rendering
> bugs if they are still installed. However, the dependency on otf-stix should
> be preserved and possibly a dependency on fonts-oflb-asana-math should be
> added: http://packages.debian.org/sid/fonts-oflb-asana-math
> It would also be great to make Iceweasel depend on the MathJax fonts as they
> look more like the old Computer Modern fonts. There is one debian package
> for MathJax here: http://packages.debian.org/source/sid/mathjax but the
> MathJax fonts should probably be distributed in a separate mathjax-fonts
> package and the Iceweasel and Mathjax package should depend on that new
> package mathjax-fonts.
> The fonts for Iceweasel can be tested in the MathML torture test:
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla_MathML_Project/MathML_Torture_Test
> Can the maintainer of the Iceweasel and MathJax package please do something
> to address this issue?
> Thank you,
> --
> Frédéric Wang
> maths-informatique-jeux.com/blog/frederic

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