Intolerable difference in glyph width: font=vnbx12

Karl Berry karl at
Sat Nov 13 22:42:59 CET 2021

As Reinhard says, side bearing information (hsbw) is not present in
pl/tfm files, because side bearings are about where the glyph sits in
the box.  As we all know, pl/tfm are solely about the metrics
(height/width/depth/italic_correction box dimensions, kerns, ligatures),
and nothing at all about glyph shapes or positions.

In order to find the canonical "hsbw" for Metafont fonts it would be
necessary to look at a high-resolution gf/pk file. -k

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