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Re: Lucida layout
- To: Thierry.Bouche@ujf-grenoble.fr
- Subject: Re: Lucida layout
- From: Ulrik Vieth <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 14:13:28 +0100
- Cc: support@YandY.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Concernant =AB Re: Lucida layout =BB, Y&Y, Inc. =E9crit :
> =AB In the TeX world e are used to (i) misusing Calligraphic where
> =AB Script should be used and (ii) confusing Script and Calligraphic
> =AB because CM has no Script face..
> very true. However, rsfs corrected this `feature' of the CM font set.
Sure, but didn't really want to go into the Script vs. Calligraphic
discussion again. Perhaps I just wasn't clear enough in what I wrote.
The situation is this: The new encodings assign slots for one complete
uc/lc Script _or_ Calligraphic alphabet in MSP, and these slots are
usually filled with whatever is available in the given font set.
If there are several alternatives to choose from, multiple versions
of MSP would be needed, but so far we have neglected them.
In Lucida, LBMS and LBC (Lucida Calligraphy) use almost the same
glyphs in the uppercase alphabet, so I suggested adding the lowercase
letters form LBC to fill the empty slots. I didn't really care
whether it should be called Script or Calligraphic, but perhaps it was
wrong to refer to it as a Script alphabet.
Anyway, what is called Calligraphic in Lucida isn't that much
different from what is called Script in Mathematica (except for the
curly capital `E'), and even Zapf Chancery bears a certain similarity.
As you see the terminology of Script vs. Calligraphic is rather vague.
As I mentioned in the EuroTeX paper, there are numerous combinations:
default Script/Cal Bbold Fraktur
CMMI CMSY MSBM EUFRAK
CCMI CCSY " "
EURM EUSCR " "
RSFS BBOLD, BBM
PS fonts (Times-like):
Times/Symbol ZapfChancery - -
Times/MTMI MTMS - -
MathPi MathPi MathPi
Times/Mma Mma Mma Mma
PS fonts (Lucida):
LBMI LBMS/LBC LBMA LBL