Minion Math — The Design of a New Math Font Family

Johannes Küster
typoma GmbH
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“Minion Math” is a set of mathematical fonts I have developed over the past 6 years. Designed as an add–on package to the Adobe MinionPro fonts, it consists of 20 OpenType fonts (4 weights, times 5 optical sizes). In future releases it will cover the complete Unicode math symbols, and more.

In the design I tried to avoid all flaws and shortcomings of other math fonts, with the aim of creating the most comprehensive and versatile set of math fonts to date.

In this presentation, I will talk about the design principles for Minion Math, and the design decisions I took. I will also show many samples of the fonts and will compare them to other math fonts as well.