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Re: Guidelines for bounding boxes?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Guidelines for bounding boxes?
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 09:51:17 -0300

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 4:27 AM, Werner LEMBERG<address@hidden> wrote:

>> One has to keep in mind that Metafont does not permit more than 16
>> different heights per font (something like that, I don't remember
>> the exact details).
> Yes, this problem already bites us.  I'll add a bug tracker item which
> suggests to split the Metafont output into even smaller units, say, 16
> glyphs per subfont, to circumvent the problem.  It's basically a
> logistic change which can be done even with minimal knowledge of the
> Metafont language -- perhaps this is something for a frog?

This is red herring.  The metrics for feta are computed by parsing the
metafont .log file.  The .TFM files are unused, because of the limits
on different sizes, and because it does not support no negative width.

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