[Fontinst] letterspacing

Oliver Heins olli@sopos.org
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 19:34:14 +0100

On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 03:47:30PM -0500, WillAdams@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 02-12-30 2:26:50 PM, olli@sopos.org writes:
> > 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.
> To my mind, it'd be better to do this as an optical-size-oriented option.

Hi William,

I'm not sure if I understood you.  You mean, I should scale the font
on the x-axis?  To be honest, I wouldn't like to do so, as I fear that
this would destroy the optical appearance of the font.  When I just
space out, it remains the same, just a bit more "generously".
> Best of course would be to get / use a font w/ an optical axis.

You mean a Multiple Master font?  Yes, I think that would be the best