fontinst bug(s) ?
Fri, 21 Jan 2000 17:59:00 -0500
Lars Hellstr÷m wrote:
> >I do indeed see in the log-file that t1c.etx is called, but in the output,
> >(test2.ps_full, test2.pdf_full_Acro, or test2.pdf_pdftex)
> >the bold small caps are basically the size of true caps: about 40% larger
> >than the real (regular) small caps...
> >Conceivably this is just a "feature"...
> It's not a bug anyway. The amount by which the upper case is scaled to fake
> small caps is stored in the fontinst integer smallcapsscale, and latin.mtx
> uses the default value 800 for this. You could set it to some other value
> before the \latinfamily, e.g.
> would get you smaller faked smallcaps, but the more you scale, the more the
> apparent weight changes. You can't get everything right, but I agree not
> having the same smallcaps x-height in all weights must look very strange.
Yes, it does. In fact, looking at the printout I wasn't sure they were scaled
down at all (there are no real caps in the "Try"...)
I'll have a try at the suggestion (and report back if by chance it seems to
suggest something interesting).
But for now, the most urgent thing seems to me to try understanding
_ the "fatal error" from dvicopy. This is why I posted the complete
"test2.tar.gz" by ftp anonymous on jfm.core.ucl.ac.be. (Apparently nobody
downloaded it yet: that's probably the free rider problem in having a
> BTW, nice to hear that someone (other than the maintainers) is reading
At least those pages: trying to follow the progress towards implementing
"the most promising approach" (and towards accessing the "Alt" fonts, even
if only in Unicode, via omega).
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