FMi on text symbol encodings

Frank Mittelbach frank.mittelbach@uni-mainz.de
Mon, 1 Mar 1999 17:01:46 -0500


Thierry Bouche writes:
 >  This isn't a question of particularly current interest however, so we may
 >  well leave things as they are, for now.
 > 
 > Well, it is, if you consider the same problem for T1 fonts missing
 > Eng, etc. Should it be T1, should it be something else?
 > 
 > Is latex sufficiently robust to manage a T1a exactly as pure T1?

it is not (right now) and i wouldn't recommend it within NFSS2 but TS1 is
different.

it is true that T1 is defective as well (not only in this respect --- ask
Berthold and he will tell you (and i do agree with most of those arguments))
but T1 is *mostly* okay and all we got right now without a major redesign ie a
further fontencoding that really exists.

but in TS1 half or more of the glyphs are not there in most fonts so that's
quite a different dimension

frank

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