[tex-k] METAFONT/MetaPost: Display-size fonts and limit on numerical values
Laurence.Finston at gmx.de
Thu Apr 14 15:13:54 CEST 2022
> The font `A_hollow' (which contains only the character "A") can be generated with magnifications up to magstep6 (2.98598) for
> mode == ljfour (600dpi) but only up to magstep5 (2.48831) for mode == ultre (1200dpi). A value between 2 and 3cm causes it to
> fail, whereby 3cm is not a very large dimension for a display font.
Of course, it would be 3cm * (magstep6 == 2.98598) == 8.95793cm. At magstep5, ultre still works
and 3cm * magstep5 == 7.46494cm, which is better than 3cm but still not that large for a display font.
Even for a drawing on DIN A3 one might want bigger letters and for a large poster it wouldn't really be enough.
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 14. April 2022 um 10:50 Uhr
> Von: "Laurence Finston" <Laurence.Finston at gmx.de>
> An: tex-k at tug.org
> Betreff: METAFONT/MetaPost: Display-size fonts and limit on numerical values
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