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Re: [ft-devel] atilde in Bitstream Vera Sans

From: Detlef Würkner
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] atilde in Bitstream Vera Sans
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2005 17:07:11 +0200

address@hidden (Werner LEMBERG) wrote:

> > Did notice that the latin small letter a with tilde in BitStream Vera
> > Sans has the tilde placed too far to the left (IMHO) at sizes of
> > 16 pixels and below.
> For me it looks fine.  The tilde isn't specially designed for letter
> `a', so it is one pixel too small horizontally.  Since the tilde
> should be symmetric it is quite difficult to find a balanced solution.

Probably writing "9 or 10 points" would have been better than "16 pixels
and below". Then the tilde is placed more to the left than the "a" itself.

> Can you post small images?

Ok, a grab from "ftview 10 vera.ttf" follows in the next mail (attaching
binaries to text mails is a bit problematic here, sorry).

Ciao, Detlef
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\X/  Detlef Wuerkner, Langgoens/Germany

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