FMi on text symbol encodings

Thierry Bouche
Thu, 4 Mar 1999 10:33:53 -0500

 \unfakable{capitalaccents}                % 8r,8y
 These are ususally replaced by normal accents, so no problem.

For fonts like Slimbach's where capital accents are different from
lc-accents, there _is_ a problem! You're faking T1 glyphs with
incompatible accents... The problem being Adobe that doesn't encode
these capital accents in the first place.

 \unfakable{twelveudash}                 % faked 8r,8y
 \unfakable{threequartersemdash}         % faked 8r,8y or 8x
 Faking a twelveudash and a threequatersemdash by overlaying 
 two hyphen characters IMHO seems like a legitimate approach.

Not to me. i'd rather overlap two endashes. not the same weight, and
think of fonts where the hyphen is sloped)

 Could hyphendbl be replacable by a normal hyphen?

it's easily fakable anyway, no ? (raise/lower one hyphen).

 \unfakable{lira}                        % 8x (URW)

8x (URW) is really something different from 8x (adobe)...

Thierry Bouche, Grenoble.