[texhax] A sign-change puzzle
uwe.lueck at web.de
Fri Dec 15 01:38:54 CET 2006
At 04:28 12.12.06, pierre.mackay wrote:
>I hope you have seen my response to Phil's message to me, which I sent out
Indeed, I have ...
>I have rewritten the macro, and tested it on a reasonably complex
>example. Even so, it
>will necessarily require a sound understanding of \expandafter and
>avoid hidden traps. But for any of the uses I am likely to make of it, it
>If you didn't see the new version, let me know, and I will send it to you.
... although I haven't studied the details ...
>Your offering is vastly more sophisticated than anything I would try. I
>am afraid I am
>too lazy to attempt to collect the font pair-kerns and use them in the way
The package I referred to doesn't require the user to "collect"
the kerns. Rather, it *measures* the implicit kerns automatically.
The user only decides on how much they should contribute
to the kerning finally.
>May I confess that, once one is committed to "stealing sheep" as the old
>termed it, I am not sure that the eye will be able to pick up the slight
>uppercase pair kerning that you are taking care of.
Well, I experienced strong prefences with examples ("VORWORT")
-- however, my most recent impression is that it depends ...
> And surely none of us would
>risk being haunted by Goudy for letterspacing lowercase characters
>(except, of course, in Greek).
I have used my mechanism for "part" front pages only indeed,
so I am not much afraid ... (and I know almost nothing about Greek).
All the best,
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