[lucida] Large braces, question and/or feature request

Tobias Columbus tobias.columbus at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 18:12:27 CEST 2013

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Here is a minimal example for lualatex (TeXLive 2012):

\setmathfont{Lucida Bright Math OT}
    \left\{ \hbox to 5pt {\vbox to 18.5pt {}} \right\}
    \left\{ \hbox to 5pt {\vbox to 18pt {}} \right\}

In ConTeXt (current beta), you need slightly different values, e.g.:

    \left\{ \hbox to 5pt {\vbox to 22.5pt {}} \right\}
    \left\{ \hbox to 5pt {\vbox to 22pt {}} \right\}


On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Barbara Beeton <bnb at ams.org> wrote:

> dear tobias,
> On Tue, 2 Apr 2013, Tobias Columbus wrote:
>     Dear list members,
>     I have a question regarding large braces in Lucida Math. There are two
>     types of braces: "Curly" braces (007B, 007D) and extensible "straight"
>     braces (23A7-23A9, 23AB-23AD). I recently encountered a situation that
>     looked strange to my eye: Two braces of almost the same size occurred
> on
>     the same page; one of them was of the curly and the other was of the
>     straight type. I produced an example in ConTeXt that is attached to the
>     following message that I sent to the ConTeXt mailing list:
>     http://www.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2013/072151.html Sorry for
> (nearly)
>     cross-posting, by the way.
> sadly, all the attachments to the message
> you've cited have this notation:
>   A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
> so it's not possible to look at them.
>     However, I strongly suspect that it would be technically impossible to
> make
>     the large braces look like the curly ones. Am I right? Would it then be
>     possible to add some font feature that switches the small braces to
> look
>     like the large ones?
> hard to answer without knowing what we
> should be looking at.
> (i'm not a context user, but some ams
> publications use lucida with pdflatex,
> so the problem may be of some interest
> here.)
>                                                 -- bb
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