[tex-live] [XeTeX] Problem with ocrb10.otf ligature 'fi'

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Jun 14 00:50:33 CEST 2011

On 2011-06-13 at 08:34:15 -0500, mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca wrote:

 > On Mon, 13 Jun 2011, Pander wrote:
 > > Would it also be possible to generate Bold, Italic, Light and
 > > Condensed versions for OCR-A and OCR-B? In that way it is also
 > > backwards compatible with the current OCRA fonts.
 > Someone could no doubt design bold, italic, light, and condensed
 > fonts that visually resembled OCR-A and OCR-B, but I think it would
 > be irresponsible to call such fonts OCR-A and OCR-B.  Bear in mind
 > that OCR-A and OCR-B exist for the specific purpose of automated
 > character recognition.  They are written up in standards documents,
 > and hardware and software are designed specifically to handle not
 > only those letter shapes, but also specific sizes, spacing, and so
 > on.  If we start extending the standard in non-standard ways to
 > include extra glyphs, extra styles, and so on, then the result will
 > no longer be within the specifications of the systems that are
 > designed to use these fonts.  Condensed would be especially likely
 > to be a problem.  Maybe for graphic design reasons it would be
 > desirable to have fonts for human-only consumption that look "like
 > OCR fonts, but different"; but those will no longer be OCR fonts
 > and I'd prefer to avoid confusion as much as possible.

What you say is exactly what I think.

I'd like to see your fonts on CTAN.  Nice that you already provide OTF.


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