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- Subject: Re: \S
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Jeffrey)
- Date: Thu, 12 Aug 93 18:50 BST
>It seems to me there is an interesting question about the use of such
>an extra font.
Ah, I'd hoped to get away without discussing the companion text font
until I'd got the arrow-building kit out of the way. Foiled again!
Each text font is envisaged as having a `companion' font, which would
contain the glyphs that are missing from the T1 (Cork) encoding, such
as <paragraph>, <yen>, <florin> and so on. The definition of \yen
would then be something like:
It would then be up to each font selection scheme to implement
\companiontextfont in an appropriate fashion, for example with NFSS2
it would be something like:
It's open to discussion what the plain TeX version should be. One
possibility would be to add to the definition of \bf and friends, for
\font\cptenbf=cpbx10 % or whatever the bold companion font is called
This would avoid the use of \mathhexbox for accessing companion text
glyphs, and would leave math mode for just math glyphs!
- From: Michael Downes <MJD@MATH.AMS.ORG>