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Re: Arrow-glyphs in Feta (was: \arrow markup command)

From: James
Subject: Re: Arrow-glyphs in Feta (was: \arrow markup command)
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:04:52 +0000

On Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:59:10 +0100
Simon Albrecht <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 23.12.2016 22:34, Simon Albrecht wrote:
> > Why does the Feta font have one glyph for each of the 4 directions
> > in which an arrow head generated with \arrow-head can point? Why
> > not simply rotate one glyph in the first place? (I’m sure the
> > Metafont code does just that, though it would strike me more
> > logical to do it on a ‘higher’ level.)   
> Can anyone comment on this Feta question?

Is it simply for the same reason any font has a separate character that
is a 'rotated' version of its counterpart?

e.g. '<' and '>' or '/' and '\'

Why *wouldn't* you make separate font 'objects' for fundamental


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