[texhax] font metrics
jim_938 at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 7 00:18:54 CEST 2003
some of the font formats they give ` the angle in counter clockwise degrees
from the vertical'. Should it be considered as the same thing as our slant
parameter in tex.
>From: Chris Rowley <C.A.Rowley at open.ac.uk>
>To: texhax at tug.org
>Subject: Re: [texhax] font metrics
>Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 17:29:03 +0100
> > > I would like to discuss about the slant parameter in the Tex font
> > > file. As far as i have come to know is that it is equal to the
> > > the angle in degrees from the vertical in the counter-clockwise
> > >
> > > It is? That is not exactly clear to me either. tftopl.web (et al.)
> > >
> > > param=@!slant| is the amount of italic slant, which is used
> > > to help position accents. For example, |slant=.25| means that when
> > > up one unit, you also go .25 units to the right. The |slant| is a
> > > number; it's the only |fix_word| other than the design size itself
> > > not scaled by the design size.
> > I think that, mathematically speaking, these are the almost same thing
> > (modulo the "counter" in "counter-clockwise", which I think is an
>I don't know about `speaking' but they are the same thing, with
>`clockwise' in (and you can remove `in degrees': angles, like their
>tangents, are also pure numbers so it does not mattter what you
>measure them in).
>PS: all this agreeing with you will have to stop!
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