[texhax] Baskervald no spaces...
zappathustra at free.fr
Thu Nov 14 18:10:08 CET 2013
<bnb at ams.org> a écrit:
> re the baskervald font,
> [...] the resultant .dvi file has no spaces between
> words and, apparently, no kerning either... it all comes out as one big glop,
> even on the most minimal test, under plain TeX on the 2012 TeXlive system.
> I tried generating pk-files by hand to see if that made a difference.
> It did not. Clearly, there's a step I'm missing in preparing the font
> for use. [...]
> sounds to me like you haven't got all the
> necessary fontdimens filled in in the .tfm
The solution seems to be writing to the font’s author.
Peter King wrote:
> (Suggestions/solutions for plain TeX, please; it may be that this particular
> problem is easier to solve under LaTeX, or XeTeX, or LuaTeX, or ConTeXt, or
> some other variant, but I have strong reasons for staying with plain TeX if
> at all possible.)
Just for the record, plain TeX can be used in XeTeX and LuaTeX. I do the latter
every day :)
(In other words, formats aren’t engines, but everybody here knows that.)
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