[tex-k] E193, E543ff: programs aren't copied around verbatim
karl at freefriends.org
Fri Jun 11 18:48:16 CEST 2021
Page E193, line 7 says:
... (a copy of the program for `0' in romand comes here)
But if you consult the official MF sources, you'll find in itald.mf
where romand.mf says
Indeed. Perhaps it was a bug fix that did not get propagated, instead of
an intentional difference. (I confess I did not try to look at the
geometric difference.) Did you try to check the errata listings?
Pages E543ff may have the same problem: compared with greekl.mf, the
skeletons of the Greek letters in tsetsl.mf have actually been optimized
for the extended-ASCII typewriter font.
Agreed there are plenty of differences. Again, some of them could be a
matter of sources getting out of sync rather than intentional
differences. Hard to say.
FWIW, I doubt Knuth will touch these MF programs even in the event of
another tuneup; seems more likely to add a few weasel words about the
programs being not exactly the same. Anyway, I'll add it to the pile
when I have a chance. --thanks, karl.
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