[tex-live] Re: [Fontforge-devel] Re: UTF8 and (La)TeX backend?

Rogier van Dalen rogiervd at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 10:37:47 CET 2005

On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 09:09:16 +0100 (CET), Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org> wrote:
> > >     Ideally, those OpenType TeX fonts should behave similar to any
> > >     other OpenType font; this means the loss of italic correction
> > >     (which isn't available in OpenType fonts), for example, but it
> > >     assures that the font interface doesn't have to cope with
> > >     special cases.
> >
> > That's not going to work completely, not only do we loose italic
> > correction, but also design size.  Can't we agree with other parties
> > (tetex?) on a standard SFNT table for TeX specific information?
> [...]
> Maybe we should add a fourth table to hold the missing bits...

FWIW, design size information is already in the OpenType specs: "size"
feature (rather than a table).
Maybe these things ought to be discussed on the OpenType mailing list too?


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