[luatex] Italic correction for normal text with LuaLaTex

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Mar 12 14:16:36 CET 2012

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 01:54:59AM +0100, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> However, things are more difficult, of course, especially if you are
> going to emphasize a part of a composed word.  You can't guess the
> amount of italic correction needed from the bounding box.  Imagine the
> characters d and b, which have the same height.  On the other hand it
> seems that Khaled's heuristics are sufficient here:

It is Hans' not mine. Also italic correction is a "fixed" glyph
property, it does not check the next glyph or anything ("itlc" feature
just loops over all glyphs in the font and guesses a value for each),
but I think Hans' "hybrid-italic' in ConTeXt might be (or can be made
to) look ahead and adapt the correction to the next glyph.


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