[pdftex] Math Pdftex extensions ?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Jan 15 23:18:40 CET 2006

>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Pichaureau <paul.pichaureau at alcandre.net> writes:

  >   Dear all,

  >   As I'm a fanatic a beautiful typography, I'm following your work
  > on pdftex with great attention, especially enjoying the pdftex
  > extensions already implemented (microtype and all the hz stuff).

  >   Anyway, I'm wondering if you plan to extend pdftex in order to
  > improve the mathematical typography of TeX. I'm developping a big
  > set of mathematical fonts (called mathdesign) and I'm quite aware
  > of the problems of TeX in this domain.

  > I've precise points in mind: mathematical accents, radical with
  > left and right delimiters, and, of course, the insufficiencies of
  > the tfm format. But you already know that better than me.

  > So, this is my question: is it planned to improve some of these
  > points in the future ?

Yes, I think so.  See


But I don't think that someone will change the tfm structure. Anyway,
there are plans to support OTF and maybe tfm files are not longer
needed then (at least for OTF).


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