Is this a bug?
Fri, 12 Jun 1998 11:17:44 +0200
>> » And I've got a set of vfs most of which have oldstyle numerals in
>> » them. The one exception is the small caps founts: they have
>> » `missing glyph' blocks instead of oldstyle numerals.
>> » Given that all the other founts have oldstyle numerals, this
>> » seems a bit odd. Can anyone explain why this is?
>> probably because fontinst uses straightforwardly xxxc8r where the
>> OsF are encoded as if they were LiF.
>> This is a bug. Small caps of expert founts should be done with the
>> 8r+8x founts, using kerning from c(j)8r
> Righto. I'll wait for a bug fix, shall I? (Don't panic: I shan't
> hold my breath ;-)
Don't worry. In noticed the problem myself during some testing and
I found a simple work-around. Now, when fontinst is installing an
oldstyle small-caps font, for which it didn't find a corresponding
expert font, I just add another .mtx which reshuffles the glyph names
form the small-caps fonts, so they are recognized as oldstyle glyphs.
I really don't see the point why you would want to take the oldstyle
glyphs from the expert fonts, if they are already in the small-caps
fonts, albeit under a different name.