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Re: Comments on 0.56



 From a usability standpoint, wouldn't it sometimes be better to have a symbol
 from cm (even if it isn't a perfect match) than no symbol at all ?

this is a very important issue, this is where usually implementors &
users disagree. If a symbol is needed, it is needed, period. The fact
that the designer did not consider it makes that usually you won't use
that font set, but you sometimes don't have the choice. On the other
hand you can't mix anything.  I hit the problem when trying to find a
math font for Minion: fontinst made dotlessj unfakable, and a cm
dotlessj would have been a nightmare next to a minion j.

Using postscript, you often can fake more quasi-alphabetic glyphs
(i think of reflected letters, barred ones, etc.). What cannot be
faked should not be implemented but should remain accessible as a
backup default.

then people will say that you're no more  device independant...

no conclusion.
   Thierry Bouche.       -----       thierry.bouche@ujf-grenoble.fr
          http://www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr/~bouche/