HV-Math Fonts from MicroPress

First full Sans-Serif Math Solution for TeX

New version 1.2

December 31, 1999, New York.

MicroPress is proud to announce immediate availability of the HV-Math font family version 1.2. HV-Math is a set of fonts that extend Adobe's Helvetica (TM) with all TeX mathematical symbols. The new version of HV-Math adds a large set of glyphs for full compatibility with the TeX T1 layout; most important TS1 characters are included as well. To see the full set of enclosed symbols, follow the links below.

HV-Math includes ten Type 1 fonts:

Font Name HV-Math font Corresponding CM font
HV-Math Math Italics hvmi10 cmmi
HV-Math Math Symbols hvsy10 cmsy
HV-Math Math Extension hvex10 cmex
HV-Math Bold Math Italics hvmib10 cmmib
HV-Math Bold Math Symbols hvbsy10 cmbsy
HV-Math Bold Math Extension hvexb10 cmexb
HV-Math Regular Extension hvrm10ex ---
HV-Math Bold Extension hvrb10ex ---
HV-Math Regular Extension Obliquehvro10ex ---
HV-Math Bold Extension Oblique hvbo10ex ---

The last four fonts extend the base Helvetica fonts with extra characters needed for TeX typesetting. Rather than using them directly, a TeX user would typically use fonts in the OT1 or T1/TS1 encodings:

Font Name OT1 fonts T1 fonts TS1 fonts
HV-Text Regular hvrm10ot hvrm10t1 hvrm10ts
HV-Text Oblique hvro10ot hvro10t1 hvro10ts
HV-Text Bold hvrb10ot hvrb10t1 hvrb10ts
HV-Text Bold Oblique hvbo10ot hvbo10t1 hvbo10ts

HV-Math includes all the usual TeX symbols, including Calligraphic and OldStyle.

The TS1 layouts that appear above are courtesy of Walter Schmidt (who is also the author among others of hvmaths and the CMBright font family) The TS1 layouts are partial, but all the characters likely to be needed are in. A specifically important ones are the currency symbols, including the Euro. The Virtual fonts and TFM's for the TS1 encoding can be found in the hvmathts.zip archive.

HV-Math font set is automatically recognized by VTeX 6.2 format manager; HV-Math includes all required style and configuration files for an instant build of the format files for Plain TeX, LaTeX 2E, LaTeX 2.09, AmSTeX, and AMSLaTeX.

HV-Math is supported by VTeX PDF backend, VTeX PostScript driver, and all other VTeX drivers (via the ATM).

Since HV-Math is a full replacement for the CM fonts, no change in your documents is required: just specify an HV-Math based format.

HV-Math fonts can be used for:

  • Presentation (slides)
  • Online documentation (pdf)
  • School mathematics
  • Chemistry

Besides VTeX, HV-Math can be used with DVIPS or PDFTeX on Unix platforms or any other TeX driver capable of using Type1 and Virtual Fonts. HV-Math cannot be used with dvipsone which is incapable of working with Virtual Fonts.

HV-Math distributions for VTeX and Unix are different; the VTeX distribution is packaged for VTeX installer and is useless for Unix platforms (including VTeX for Linux). HM-Math distribution for VTeX also comes with a number of additional files, including the fonts in the IF4 format (for TeXpider and non-PS DVI drivers) and additional .vf/.fd files for additional encodings (LV1, LV1-ISO, LV1-PC). On the other hand, the Unix distribution includes instructions/support for dvips.


You can download FREE PK distribution of HV-math here.
Description/License (hvmath.txt)
Support files (hvmath.zip)
PK Font files (hvmathpk.zip)
TS1 support (WS) (hvmathts.zip)
This free PK distribution is not suitable for VTeX users and intended primarily for bitmapped-oriented versions of TeX like EmTeX on DOS and CWeb/TeX on Unix. See the Description file for more details.

PK fonts are non-scalable and thus unsuitable for good previewing or PDF construction.


HV-Math Samples


Trademarks Helvetica is a trademark of Linotype-Hell. ATM is a trademark of Adobe Systems. VTeX and HV-Math are trademarks of MicroPress, Inc.