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Re: Kerning in cmsy ?
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- Subject: Re: Kerning in cmsy ?
- From: Joerg.Knappen@uni-mainz.de
- Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 16:00:48 +0100
> Oh, I remember it was a proposal
> (overcome by the skewchar = 0 convention )in Justin Zieglers article to
> put that information in a fontdimen.
A proposal which is unfortunately not really working, since all font
dimensions except slant get scaled, when the font is scaled. You can't
seriously abuse font dimensions to communicate a constant (like the font
encoding or the position of the skewchar).
During the history of the dc fonts there was a similar attempt to
communicate the font encoding via a font dimension, it has been abandoned
with dc release 1.3, when the new font dimensions of the ec fonts were