[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#481170: ttf-oflb-asana-math: please add usage documentation

G. Milde milde at users.sf.net
Wed May 14 10:10:24 UTC 2008

Package: ttf-oflb-asana-math
Version: 000.907-1
Severity: normal

Thanks for packing the Asana Math font for Debian. Adding usage
documentation will improve the value of the package for non-expert users and
dampen unjustified expectations.


Typesetting documents with complex mathematical requirements with XeTeX
using the advanced features of Asana Math requires the experimental
"unicode-math" package. However:

* unicode-math is not part of TeXLive nor of the texlive-xetex Debian package

* it requires a XeTeX version > 997 which is newer than the version shipped
  with TeXLive and in the texlive-xetex package.

The user can either wait for TexLive 2008 or use a local installation of the
XeTeX SVN version (see the texlive-xetex wishlist item -- Debian bug #481060).

Browser configuration

Another use of the Asana Math font (as an alternative to latin-modern or the
proprietary matlab fonts) would be the display of Math ML in web browsers
(like firefox/iceweasel).

Information on how to set up iceweasel to use Asana Math for display of
Math ML would be welcome.


The following example fails with the XeTeX version in Debian/sid::

   \setmainfont{Asana Math}
   \setmathfont{Asana Math}
     S(\omega_x)=\int\limits _{-\infty}^{\infty}s(x)

Thanks, Guenter Milde

-- Package-specific info:
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Beschreibung
ii  fontconfig     2.5.0-2        generic font configuration library - support
ii  libfreetype6   2.3.5-1+b1     FreeType 2 font engine, shared library files
ii  libxft2        2.1.12-2       FreeType-based font drawing library for X

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages ttf-oflb-asana-math depends on:
ii  defoma                       0.11.10-0.2 Debian Font Manager -- automatic f

Versions of packages ttf-oflb-asana-math recommends:
ii  texlive-xetex              2007.dfsg.1-3 TeX Live: XeTeX macros

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