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Re: Remaining missing glphs
- To: Ulrik Vieth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Remaining missing glphs
- From: Matthias Clasen <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 13:07:59 +0200 (MET DST)
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reply-To: Matthias Clasen <email@example.com>
On Wed, 1 Oct 1997, Ulrik Vieth wrote:
> Hi again,
> after playing with the latest release, I had at what symbols are
> actually still missing in the MC font tables and would like to
> raise a couple of questions.
> 1. There's a slot for an Arabic letter `Dal'. Does this bear any
> relation to the Hebrew letter `Daleth', which we already have?
> If so, could we perhaps get rid it and gain another free slot?
I can't comment on that, I have never seen a letter Dal in use. I just
picked it up blindly from Justins paper.
> 2. There are two slots for `Chi1' and `Chi1upright'. According
> to the Unicode table there is no such thing as a variant of
> Greek capital letter Chi (quote unlike in the case of Upsilon),
> so I wonder if this got into Justin's list by mistake?
> 3. There are two slots for faked `Vbar' and `Vbarslanted' glyphs.
> Accoding to Justin's report, these were mentioned in a message
> forwared by Joerg which I couldn't find in the mail archives.
> Could someone clarify what these are supposed to be good for
> and whether both variants are actually needed? Personally,
> I've never seen such a notation in physics, so I'd like to
> see a reference justifying their use.
Yes, I wanted to raise the same question. I *have* seen them being
mentioned once in the mail archives, but I don't remember by whom.
> 4. There are two slots for \varbeta (`beta1' and `beta1upright').
> This one, I could find in the Unicode tables (U+03D0) listed
> as `Greek Symbol Beta', so it is probably justified to leave
> that one in, even if it is not currently available in Metafont.
> (Yannis's OmegaTimesGreek (TUGboat 17#2) also has this one.)
I have not seen this one either, so I don't know how it is supposed
to look like, but I have picked up the following information in a posting
to comp.text.tex some time ago:
:I would like to write a short citation of a greek word, without
:using a babel package. The TeX Book advises to use math mode.
:Actually, that's fine, except for the beta, when it's used inside
:a word ($\beta$ is only correct for initial letters).
:The correct beta (a \varbeta ?) should look like a mirrored $\partial$
Since we're counting slots here, let me mention another idea of mine
which would buy us 1 slot per encoding:
Since we have decided to have a space in slot 32 in every encoding,is it really necessary to reserve slot 0 as skewchar ? Is there any
reason against using slot 32 as the skewchar ? No glyph will ever have to
be kerned against the space, or am I wrong here ? And the dumb drivers
which rely on the space in slot 32 (are there any ?) will never see the
kerning, if they ever see a space glyph at all.
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