[Fontinst] fontsize normalization
w.a.schmidt at gmx.net
Sun Sep 7 04:20:40 CEST 2003
On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 01:50:12 +0300, Popescu Cezar wrote:
>[...]the problem is that xheight of lettrght is bigger that
>is there a possibility to ``normalize'' the sizes at fontinst
You can scale the fonts there, but "general normalization"
is not possible: Optimal blending of fonts with different
proportions does not always mean that the x-height is made
the same. More often it turns out to be a compromise
between matching x-height and matching size of the capitals.
This cannot be computed; you have to judge it optically
in each particular case.
Thus, I'd prefer to implement variable scaling at _usage_
time, i.e., in the .fd file. Take a look at *phv.fd and
helvet.sty from the PSNFSS bundle to see how it can be done.
I have to admit that this was an ad-hoc solution; I hope
that a general interface will be provided with LaTeX3.
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