[Fontinst] letterspacing

Oliver Heins olli@sopos.org
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 18:50:01 +0100

On Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 01:00:02AM +0100, Walter Schmidt wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Dec 2002 20:11:51 +0100, Oliver Heins wrote:
> >1. I want to space out the letters of a small font (the one I use for
> >footnotes) as it's adviced in many typographic books.  AFAIK this is not
> >possibly inside of TeX, and I have to produce a virtual font for this.
>                                                  ^^^^^^^^
> You are entirely correct, so why didn't you do that?

IIRC, I thought I should try it with an easy example and convert an
entire font.  Grmpf.  ;-(
> Here you are making a virtual font (see above!), so _this_ is 
> the right place to use 8r.olli.  As a result, the VF will include 
> commands to add some empty space before and after each letter.

Hey, now it works (using not 8r-olli.etx but t1-olli.etx, having read
your latter mail.)

> > [...]
> >2. How should I name such a font?  
> I use to append the intended size to the KB name.  For instance, 
> pegr9d08, if the spacing is optimized for use at a size of 8pt.
> Walter

You did, indeed. :-)