hyphen appears twice in 8r.etx (fontinst 1.91)
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 14:02:33 +0100
Having discussed (on the tex-fonts list) the question, why
"hyphen" appears twice in the encoding vector 8r.enc, I'm
asking now, why the hyphen appears twive in the relatex ETX
This holds for fontinst 1.91+, whereas with fontinst 1.8 the
"upper" hyphen was named "alternate-hyphen".
This affects the generated VPL's: With fontinst 1.8, the
generated VPL would use the "lower" hyphen (slot D 45) of
the base 8r font, whereas VPL files generated from fontinst
1.9 use the "upper" hyphen (slot D 173). Is there any
reason behind this change?
[ I'm asking this, after I tried to remove the "upper" hyphen
from the reencoding vector: As a result, the old VF's made
using fontinst 1.8 would still work, whereas those made using
v1.9 would lose the hyphen. No, I do _not_ actually suggest
to change 8r.enc, as this would make any newer VF unusable!
I just want to understand what's going on.]
thank you in advance for enlightening me