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**To**:*Laurent Siebenmann <lcs@topo.math.u-psud.fr>***Subject**:**Re: rsfs slant problems****From**:*Chris Rowley <C.A.Rowley@open.ac.uk>***Date**: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 20:26:28 +0000 (GMT)**Cc**:*math-font-discuss@cogs.susx.ac.uk*

Laurent wrote -- > Some clarification please. > > bb> - although rare, some bold cursive letters are sometimes requested; > > normal weight must be distinguishable from bold > > ls> Well, there is only one sort of bold that should be provided, > > namely a bold for mathematics in bold titles. If you accept this, > > cr> Unfortunately this is not acceptable. whether or not it makes > >typographic sense, it is a `true math bold' that is needed here. > > I am sorry Chris, I do not understand what you are trying to say. > Please explain. > > I distinguish two distinct purposes for "bold"ness for math. > I am suggesting the "titlebold"ness should be attended to first > not last. OK, I thought you were saying that only titlebold is needed. > > ----------------------- > > ls> On the other hand, Knuth's "skew > > character" trickery could I believe be extended to solve these problems in > > some future e-TeX. This is a hint for Mathias Classen and friends. > > cr> I belive such ideas are already being experimented on. > > Can you be more precise? Not immediately: maybe "friends" can be:-)? chris

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