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- Subject: Powerset
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Jeffrey)
- Date: Thu, 5 Aug 93 15:10 BST
Martin Ward writes:
>The file mfgpurp.tex says that the new encoding will include all the
>shapes from Knuth's Computer Modern fonts, the AMS symbol fonts, the
>LaTeX symbol font, and the St Mary's Road font.
Actually it says:
>\item \MF\ programs containing shapes taken from Knuth's Computer Modern
> fonts, the AMS symbol fonts, the \LaTeX\ symbol font, and the
> St~Mary's Road font.
Not all of the glyphs from St Mary's Road will be included! The horrible
geometric math-axis-centered binary ampersand and dnasrepma are getting
left out, as a service to mankind!
>Am I right in assuming that these will all be provided in the same
>set of design sizes?
Yes, although the test releases will probably only be available in a
limited set of sizes.
>To see why it is important to have the same set of design sizes for
>all the fonts, try typesetting a \Huge \Longrightarrow in standard
This particular `feature' will disappear anyway, because we'll provide a
separate glyph for extending \Rightarrow, rather than assuming that `='
will do the job!
>Will there be a trickle of new symbols added to the encoding as the
>demand for them appears?
Yes, although the additions will be fairly few and far between.
Most of the extensions will be `obvious corollories' of the existing
glyphs, for example making sure that every arrow exists in a forwards,
backwards, elongated, and negated variant.
>Do you want people on the list to nominate their favourite symbols
>for inclusion in the encoding?
Yes, *but* you'll have to support your submission by including citations of
use, and preferably snail-mailing me photocopies of the glyph in use.
Saying `We just have to have linear logic `with' and `par'!' doesn't help