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FdSymbol - A math symbol font

FdSymbol is a math symbol font, designed as a companion to the Fedra family by Typotheque, but it might also fit other contemporary typefaces.

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To use this font in LaTeX, include


in the preamble of your LaTeX document. See the PDF documentation for the details.


Building the fonts requires Metafont (>=2.718281), FontForge (>=20110222) and Python 2.7 with the fontforge module enabled.

Rebuilding the FontForge source files from the Metafont sources additionally requires MetaPost (>=1.902) and mf2pt1 (>= 2.5).

To install the fonts, the accompanying LaTeX package and the documentation in your home texmf tree, run:

make install

If you want to use a different texmf tree, you can specify it using the variable TEXMFDIR:

make install TEXMFDIR=/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local

Afterwards, you may need to regenerate the file database:


Finally, you need to activate the map file:

updmap --enable

For a system-wide installation, replace updmap by updmap-sys.


Copyright (c) 2011-2015 by Michael Ummels

The font components of this software, e.g. MetaFont (.mf), TeX font metric (.tfm), Type 1 (.pfb), and OpenType (.otf) files, are licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.

The LaTeX support files contained in this software may be modified and distributed under the terms and conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, version 1.3c or greater (your choice).

This work has the LPPL maintenance status `maintained'.

The Current Maintainer of this work is Michael Ummels.

This work consists of the files fdsymbol.dtx, fdsymbol.ins and the derived files fdsymbol.sty and fdsymbol.pdf.

All other files distributed with these sources, e.g. the Makefile and the Python scripts are in the public domain.

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