Math Fonts for Iceweasel and MathJax
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:
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:
Can the maintainer of the Iceweasel and MathJax package please do
something to address this issue?