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Re: J"org objections

Just a short note on the topic of `atomism'.  Type 1 fonts have always
had the possibility of containing many more glyphs than their base
encoding vector.  So any proposal to produce a similar MF technology
should use as much of the Type 1 technology as appropriate, in
particular *please* use registered glyph names whenever possible.

Unfortunately, until TeX, device drivers, and the dvi format can agree
on a method of using glyph names rather than slot numbers, we're stuck
with a combination of raw font re-encoding and composite fonts or VFs
for accessing Type 1 fonts.  Oh if only the dvi format supported glyph
names... sigh...