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Re: replacing Century Schoolbook font

From: Till Rettig
Subject: Re: replacing Century Schoolbook font
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 18:04:14 +0200
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Werner LEMBERG schrieb:

the TeX-Gyre project (financially supported mainly by the German TeX
Users' Group, DANTE) is developing replacements for the set of common
URW fonts.  The project isn't finished yet, but already now the glyph
repertoire has almost doubled, compared to the set of glyphs currently
in Century Schoolbook (and many, many errors especially in the
Cyrillic block have been fixed).  As an additional benefit, the fonts
are directly available as full-featured OpenType fonts (this is, they
come with a large bunch of OpenType features).  While the metrics are
slightly different (due to improvements), the overall shapes of the
glyphs are almost identical.
It looks like a really good idea to me. The only question to me is: how can be made use of these unicode features? As far as I understand some basic featueres are implemented already, but there is no easy way to specify them in the .ly file yourself. I would, for instance, like to
specify old style numbers somtimes...
Do the metrics make additional affords? Are they somehow hard coded into the program? Isn't it also easily possible to change the font and have it with its proper metrics loaded?

PS: Two questions in case you think the above is a good idea: Shall we
    distribute SVG and PFB versions of TeXGyreSchola?
What use would the pfb fonts have? The svg seems to be a good thing if they will then be included
in a correct way into the lilypond svg files.

So far my thoughts

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