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Re: UTF8 and (La)TeX backend?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: UTF8 and (La)TeX backend?
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 23:34:02 +0100

address@hidden writes:
>     by Pango.  Even if they use TeX fonts, the information is based on
>     the PS outlines.  I fully support your idea to replace
>     ec-fonts-mftraced with cmsuper or something similar, converted to
>     OpenType so that the TFM files are no longer needed.  Ideally,
>     those OpenType TeX fonts should behave similar to any other
>     OpenType font; this means the loss of italic correction (which
>     isn't available in OpenType fonts), for example, but it assures
>     that the font interface doesn't have to cope with special cases.

That's not going to work completely, not only do we loose italic
correction, but also design size. Can't we agree with other parties
(tetex?) on a standard SFNT table for TeX specific information?

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