[texhax] Justification through glyph variants

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Mon Dec 5 10:28:09 CET 2011

Joel C. Salomon wrote:
> On 12/03/2011 08:18 AM, Arno Trautmann wrote:
>> Joel C. Salomon wrote:
>>> In some older Hebrew books, and in Hebrew calligraphy, a technique used
>>> to align text to the outer margin is stretching letters.  Certain
>>> letters are particularly stretchable; in fact, Unicode has several "wide
>>> letters" encoded in the Alphabetic Presentation Forms area.
> <<snip>>
>>> At any rate, is there any way to make (any version of) TeX use these to
>>> help justify lines?
>> I did a short hacking and produced some code
> <snip>
>> If you can provide me with some information on hebrew typesetting, a
>> suitable font, the character codes and maybe a full example, I could
>> improve my test code (which only substitutes "n" by "m" which is rather
>> pointless) to maybe fit your needs.
> I’ve attached a version of the Jewish wedding contract, the ketubah.
> I’m using the Free font Shmulik CLM from
> <http://culmus.sourceforge.net/fancy/index.html>, but almost any font
> with Hebrew support will work.

Thanks for your information and the example. I don't have time right 
now, but if I haven't answered in about 13 hours, please send me a short 
reminder ;)


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