hyphen appears twice in 8r.etx (fontinst 1.91)

Walter Schmidt was@vr-web.de
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 20:02:21 +0100

On Wed, 27 Mar 2002 17:48:46 +0100, Lars Hellström wrote:

>I was rather thinking about moving the upper \setslot{hyphen} so that it
>appears before the lower \setslot{hyphen}.


As soon as `hyphen' is declared a second time, it gets the 
higher slot number.   
Question:  What do you want me to move, and where should it go?

> I suspect you will find that the alternate-hyphen
> is missing from the ligful PL. If you reintroduce alternate-hyphen in
> 8r.etx you have to reintroduce it in 8r.mtx as well (where it was
> \setglyph{alternate-hyphen} \glyph{hyphen}{1000} \endsetglyph, 
> but that is really a hack since \installrawfont doesn't 
> care about how a glyph is  made).

After all, there was a reason to abandon this hack.

How to proceed?   Old virtual fonts take the lower hyphen, 
new VF's, made using fontinst 1.9, take the upper one.
Is this a real problem?  Apparently not.  
Could this cause problems in the future?  
No, not as long as the hyphen appears twice in 8r.enc.
I just have an unpleasant feeling, but that's not
sufficient to justify major changes in fontinst.
Conclusion:  Let's leave the things as they are!

On my web site, I have restored the previous 8r.mtx,
with the only change being the Euro.