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drift zeroing and dvicopy
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- Subject: drift zeroing and dvicopy
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Larry Siebenmann)
- Date: Mon, 11 Apr 94 01:29:50 +0200
AT=Andy Trevorrow, author of OzTeXandrew.email@example.com
LS> Do you believe the .dvi's (expanded)
LS> that Oz produces are immune to Jiri's
LS> problem? [ie the drift zeroing for dvicopy output]
AT> I've certainly never seen any such problems, but
AT> then I don't use a lot of accents in the stuff I write!
AT> Nobody has ever pointed out any problems in this area yet
AT> and some people are obviously using vfs quite heavily
In the present circumstances where existing literature
seems to provide inadequate support for a theoretical
discussion, might I suggest that readers report
any *empirical* evidence of quality degradation.
The most probable teltale sign might be horizontal
misplacement of pieces of virtual characters.
Perhaps at highest risk are atomic CM .dvi files
exported to TeX drivers unaware of dvicopy.
Such expanded CM .dvi files arise naturally and
automatically under OzTeX when the DM virtual fonts are
used with accented European languages. In short use DM
under Oz for your next article and distribute in CM
.dvi form asking for comments on quality!