[texhax] Tex Queries (3): Cases for italic correction

Pierre MacKay pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Tue Jul 24 19:34:35 CEST 2012

```On 07/23/2012 05:55 PM, Gordon Haverland wrote:
> I don't have anything to contribute to this person's queries, but
> reading the various responses, I think there are large parts (all?) of
> this which probably should get summarised at some point for TUG. Maybe
> for August?
Probably a good idea, since it would offer an opportunity to point out
that Italic Correction has to be specific both to the typeface and to
the individual character in that typeface.  It doesn't make sense
otherwise.  It isn't even accessible as a \fontdimen, because there is
no assurance that it will be exactly the same for all characters in the
font.

By the way, I wish DEK had included two more \fontdimens as part of the
usual set for regular book fonts.  I have to add the equivalent of