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**To**:*bkph@ai.mit.edu, math-font-discuss@cogs.susx.ac.uk***Subject**:**NEW MATH and EdMetrics****From**:*lcs@suntopo.matups.fr (Laurent Siebenmann)***Date**: Mon, 11 Oct 93 03:20:51 +0100

NEW MATH and EdMetrics Dear Berthold, In the Blue Sky version of the MathTime fonts, I was disapointed to find that a couple of convenient facilities for performing "condensation-extension" and "track-kerning" fail, at least as provided for in the Blue Sky program EdMetrics. Since you have been involved in the process of puting the MathTime fonts in hinted Adobe type one format perhaps you have an educated guess whether these facilities can be restored. Of course the question whether they really will be restored is entangled with classified "expert font set" projects... I do not recall mention of an "inline PostScript" SPECIAL for the virtual font implementation of Textures. Is there one for Y&Y's driver? Since the de facto standard is dvips, I imagine both drivers will ultimately follow suit. If a standard syntax is maintained, that would provide a very powerful tool to realise the sort of effects mentioned above. This reminds me that PostScript level 2 reportedly lets one use virtual (composite) font notions together with Type 1 hinting. Unfortunately few of us have level 2 printers just now. If we attempt to print such a level 2 virtual or composite font on a level 1 printer, do we get nothing, or do we get the the result of a level 1 composite font. If we get nothing, I bet it will be many years before the level 2 virtual fonts virtual fonts have a real impact. Same question for ATM. Laurent S

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