[tex-live] Using LM instead of CM (was: What do to with cm-super)

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Jun 7 19:16:21 CEST 2006

    the bar in \hbar is uncomfortably
    close to the top serif of the 'h'. 

I forwarded that to Jacko & Janusz.  Thanks.

    the too high dieresis in CM has been known for a long time, which is
    why german.sty and its descendants contain code to lower it.

Too bad.  I can't imagine any way the macros can know whether LM or CM
outlines are being used, since cmr10.tfm is being used in both cases.
And it would be a step backward to continue the too-high dieresis in LM.
Given this, it seems we cannot replace CM with LM.

    There is a further problem that the hinting of the LM fonts is rather
    strange at the moment

I reported that to J&J too.

Thanks again for your careful analysis.


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