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Re: LyricText #'font-series = #'bold-narrow ?!

From: Alexander Kobel
Subject: Re: LyricText #'font-series = #'bold-narrow ?!
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 08:58:33 +0200
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On 2010-10-28 02:30, Ralph Palmer wrote:

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 9:27 AM, Valentin Villenave
<address@hidden <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:

    Hi Alexander,

    CC-ing to the bug list just in case.

    On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Alexander Kobel <address@hidden
    <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
    >  why does LyricText #'font-series default to #'bold-narrow?
Greetings -

I'm directing this primarily to bug-list folks. This was submitted over
a week ago, and I see no action. Did I miss something? [...]

Hi, Ralph,

thanks for your attention, but it's fixed (by commit d0c8a258b168c41a3d40f714c55f8fccadfe7d8c). Werner and I forgot to send a note to the bug- list, sorry.

I don't
understand fonts or typefaces or their parameters well, so I don't
understand whether there is a bug or not.

Since we don't offer a bold-narrow style in Century Schoolbook (and most other fonts don't as well), the fallback was the regular font anyway. So it's been an "unexpected expected (desired) behaviour".

[1] This observation makes me wonder: is it possible to define different
font basenames for several series of, say, the serif default font?  Some of
my favourite fonts come in two flavours for normal spacing and condensed
spacing, and my workaround - if I need both - is to define the condensed one
as the monospace font to have easy access on it.  Which works, but is a
complete abuse of the monospace entry.  The Real Thing would be to say
"GarmdITC Bk BT" is my default serif font, with default proportions,
"GarmdITC BkCn BT" is the corresponding condensed font. Some typefaces even
need the same for bold, ultra-bold or something like this (e.g. Arial vs.
Arial Black).  And when 'font-series is switched, of course the appropriate
basename should be chosen.

This might count as enhancement request.  Postponed, if you ask me.


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