[texhax] font metrics

doug waud douglas.waud at umassmed.edu
Thu Jun 5 19:48:39 CEST 2003


Karl Berry wrote:

> It is?  That is not exactly clear to me either.  tftopl.web (et al.) says:
>   param[1]=@!slant| is the amount of italic slant, which is used
>   to help position accents. For example, |slant=.25| means that when you go
>   up one unit, you also go .25 units to the right. The |slant| is a pure
>   number; it's the only |fix_word| other than the design size itself 
> that is
>   not scaled by the design size.

I cheated (RTFM) and went to the first page of Chapter 15 of the 
Metafont book where it says:

    (x,y) slandted s  =  (x+sy,y)

which I find easier to visualize.  :-)

(Since the word here is slanted and not slant, this page does not come 
up under slant in the index.)


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