[texhax] font metrics
karl at freefriends.org
Thu Jun 5 15:32:22 CEST 2003
I would like to discuss about the slant parameter in the Tex font metric
file. As far as i have come to know is that it is equal to the tangent of
the angle in degrees from the vertical in the counter-clockwise direction.
It is? That is not exactly clear to me either. tftopl.web (et al.) says:
param=@!slant| is the amount of italic slant, which is used
to help position accents. For example, |slant=.25| means that when you go
up one unit, you also go .25 units to the right. The |slant| is a pure
number; it's the only |fix_word| other than the design size itself that is
not scaled by the design size.
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