[texhax] about \skip\footins --eureka!

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sat Sep 27 06:05:40 CEST 2008

On  26 Sep, 2008, at 22:03, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> On  26 Sep, 2008, at 16:22, Donald Arseneau wrote:
>> "Axel E. Retif" <axel.retif at mac.com> writes:
>>> Literally, eureka! It's all about greek and T1 font encoding! Try
>>> this:
>>> \usepackage[greek,english,spanish]{babel}
>>> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
>>> \setlength{\skip\footins}{1.0\baselineskip plus0.5\baselineskip
>>> minus0.5\baselineskip}
>>> [with footins = \the\skip\footins one gets
>>> ``footins = 10.0pt plus 5.0pt minus 5.0pt'' instead of
>>> ``footins = 12.0pt plus 6.0pt minus 6.0pt'']
>> It seems to be a bug in \DeclareErrorFont, which sets the current  
>> font
>> size and baselineskip immediately, rather than just declaring a fall-
>> back
>> font.
> I thought \DeclareErrorFont sets size, not leading; but anyway,
> according to TLC 2nd ed., ``Its default is Computer Modern Roman
> 10pt'', which by default has a leading of 12pt.
> And again, this happens with a combination of greek in babel and T1 as
> font encoding

I just found out that even \usepackage[LGR]{fontenc} produces

φοοτινς = 10.0πτ πλυς 5.0πτ μινυς 5.0πτ; so its  
all about greek and fontenc, not a particular encoding. I have already  
notified Apostolos Syropoulos. Anyone else?



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