# 7.3 Apple Fonts

As of OSX 10.7 (Lion), released 20 July 2011, Apple desktop operating systems have shipped with the STIX fonts installed. OS X 10.7 included Version 1.0 of the STIX fonts. Hence, modern Apple systems provide a comprehensive, world-class, mathematical character set. The STIX fonts are set in a serif type face that is intended to work well with Times-like fonts. This can lead to subtle font style mismatches when STIX math fonts are used with sans serif text fonts. The STIX fonts are described in detail in Section 7.1 of this document.

## 7.3.1 Apple Symbols

The Apple Symbols font has provided support for an extensive mathematical character set since OSX 10.5 (Leopard), released 26 October 2007. Table 7 summarizes the coverage of Apple Symbols’ mathematical character set.

Unicode Block | Description | Coverage |
---|---|---|

U+0370–U+03FF | Greek and Coptic | 79 glyphs |

U+1F00–U+1FFF | Greek Extended | 14 glyphs |

U+2070–U+209F | Superscripts and Subscripts | 29 glyphs |

U+2200–U+22FF | Mathematical Operators | 256 glyphs |

U+2300–U+23FF | Miscellaneous Technical | 232 glyphs |

U+27C0–U+27EF | Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A | 37 glyphs |

U+2980–U+29FF | Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B | 128 glyphs |

U+2A00–U+2AFF | Supplemental Mathematical Operators | 251 glyphs |

U+1D400–U+1D7FF | Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols | 10 glyphs |

Glyph Variants (not all math related) | 1163 glyphs | |

Apple Symbols is a sans serif font face. This can lead to font style mismatches when serif text fonts are used with Apple Symbols math fonts.

## 7.3.2 Other Apple Fonts

Many additional fonts installed by default on modern OS X systems provide rudimentary mathematical symbol coverage and extensive coverage of the Greek alphabet. Table 8 summarizes the coverage of one such font, Apple’s Times font (originally developed by Linotype).

Unicode Block | Description | Coverage |
---|---|---|

U+0374–U+03F3 | Greek and Coptic | 78 glyphs |

U+1F00–U+1FFE | Greek Extended | 233 glyphs |

U+2200–U+22FF | Mathematical Operators | 12 glyphs |

Glyph Variants (not all math related) | 169 glyphs | |