[texhax] Tex Queries (3): Cases for italic correction
paulrichardstanley at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 04:01:59 CEST 2012
> unlike all other letters in the cm math italic
> font, the d has no built-in "overhang" spacing.
> What's overhang spacing?
> probably not a very good characterization.
> what i meant is that the rightmost point of
> the letter on the baseline does not extend
> as far to the right as does some point
> farther up. in the case of the d (and in
> [particular the f), the rightmost point
> is at the top; for a letter like k the
> rightmost point is above the baseline, but
> not at the top of the letter. (all these
> examples refer to lowercase letters.)
> the distance between the rightmost point
> on the baseline and the "actual" rightmost
> point is usually pretty close to the value
> assigned to the italic correction -- except
> for the d.
Am I correct in thinking that there's very little italic correction
possible for the d? If my memory serves me well, the right-most point
on the baseline is very close to the actual right-most point of the
glyph (the real width?)
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