# 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:
``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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