[Fontinst] ugly Polish diacritics

Walter Schmidt w-a-schmidt at arcor.de
Wed Feb 26 01:22:20 CET 2003

On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 23:24:40 +0100, Lars Hellström wrote:

>>>>With Eogonek and Aogonek, the ogonek often protrudes over
>>>>the right edge of the letter.  This can be avoided by
>>>>building the glyphs in a way so that the the right edge of
>>>>the ogonek is aligned with the right edge of the letter.
>>>This is BTW the default LaTeX definition of \k.
>Indeed, your reference seems to suggest that it should be something like this.

I just had to discover that it does _not_ generally work 

Even non-monospaced fonts (such as LucidaBright) do not 
necessarily exhibit a tight-fitting bounding box around the 
ogonek, so the idea of a right-aligned ogonek would fail.  
Many apologies for having suggested this without sufficient 

> [re DayRoman]
> Could this be a case of an "ogonekfitted", i.e.,
>the width of the ogonek is adjusted to the width of some letter (cf.
>ringfitted), and is quite unlike the width of its bounding box?

Ah, this idea never came to my mind!  Indeed, the ogonek sits 
close to the right edge of its box, which has about 60% of the
width of the letter "A".   However, without any composites 
information in the AFM, all I could do was to determine the 
best position by optical judgement.


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