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Re: Guidelines for bounding boxes?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Guidelines for bounding boxes?
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 06:54:45 +0200
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Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:

>> FWIW, I used to think that this would be a very important feature;
>> now I'm not so sure. There are certainly a few cases (eg. slurs,
>> hairpins, treble clefs) where having more accurate outlines would
>> help.
> It would also help in improved positioning of accidentals.
>> But the list is fairly short: for most glyphs, a more accurate
>> box wouldn't matter much.
> I agree.  However, we need a mechanism to improve the more critical
> cases.

Maybe attaching some "ghost characters" without actual content to the
glyphs might be possible, where the total outline is determined by
overlaying all the bounding boxes?

David Kastrup

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