[texhax] Tex Queries (3): Cases for italic correction

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
Tue Jul 24 02:14:07 CEST 2012

Paul Stanley wrote:

> is this --- and other similar apparent inconsistenceis --- part of the
> basic makeup of TeX (i.e. the primitives), or are they part of a more
> high-level TeX format specification (e.g. plain TeX) and can therefore
> be changed at that level if required?

I believe it is hard-wired in the (Computer Modern) fonts,
Paul; external to TeX, and capable of being corrected in
a derived variant. Perhaps the font wizards of Poland
(and elsewhere) can comment as to whether they have
addressed this issue in (e.g.,) the Latin Modern fonts.

** Phil.

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