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Re: UTF8 and (La)TeX backend?

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: UTF8 and (La)TeX backend?
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2005 09:09:16 +0100 (CET)

> >     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?

That's an excellent idea, so I'm forwarding this to the relevant
mailing lists.  George already has started with three SFNT tables in

  ITLC  italic correction
  TCHL  TeX charlist
  TEXL  TeX extension list

Maybe we should add a fourth table to hold the missing bits...


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