[texhax] font metrics

Chris Rowley C.A.Rowley at open.ac.uk
Mon Jun 9 14:12:47 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.

Not quite, they are related as follows:

PS angle has the opposite sign to the TeX angle;

PS measures the angle using degrees, TeX measures it by its tangent
(for typical values these two are roughly proportional measures).

Do you need the approximate formula connecting them?


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