Bitstream's Italics

Walter Schmidt
Wed, 1 Sep 1999 05:32:07 -0400


having installed various typeface families from the "Bitstream 500" 
CD-ROM for use with LaTeX, I have observed a weird behaviour of 
these fonts:

The letters from the italic font shapes protrude a little bit 
to the left of their reference points, i.e., with


the second line will protrude somewhat into the left margin.

Is this kind of "built-in optical margin justification",  or 
did I make a mistake?  I have installed most of the fonts
by just using \latinfamily.  With, e.g., Adobe Helvetica, the
problem does not occur..

Thanks for any enlightenment

Walter Schmidt <>
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