# Thoughts

• To: Maths Fonts Discussion list <math-font-discuss@cogs.susx.ac.uk>
• Subject: Thoughts
• From: Thierry Bouche <Thierry.Bouche@ujf-grenoble.fr>
• Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 20:26:43 +0100 (MET)

```Hi all,

looking at the glyph set included in a truetype font (WGL4?), some
thoughts on glyph naming:

- they have an invsmile where inv means `reverse video'
- prime/ double prime are called minute / second

the outer (xpress) world was very surprized by tex's behaviour to use
PS rules for building the extensible part of the radical (instead of a
glyph). I think his remark had to do with resolution dependant PS
yielding an inconsistent result in a PDF viewed on screen. However, it
seems obvious that a rule construct cannot be hinted, although a small
bar could be: is there any good reason to have tex compute the rule
geometry rather than just putting enough small overlapping bars as in
some plain tex macro as \hrulefill (if memory serves) ?