[XeTeX] fontspec in TUGboat

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Dec 18 14:38:15 CET 2005

On Dec 18, 2005, at 6:46 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> I don't have an exact incantation handy, but you should be able to  
> do it with \reflectbox. This works provided you don't need the name  
> in slanted/italic type; if you need that, then try a rotated E  
> instead, though how good this looks is somewhat typeface-dependent.  
> Happily, in Computer Modern, the top and bottom of the E are  
> similar enough that you can get away with it.


Thanks. Looked up the \reflectbox command in ``The Graphics  
Companion'' and I'm using it succesfully. Interestingly, I had to use  
a different value for the \lower to get the reflected E's baseline to  
line up with the lowered E in TeX (.4ex vs .5ex):

   \kern-.1667em\TeX}\dp0=0pt\ht0=0pt\box0 }

(Original taken from the fontspect demo by Bob Kerstetter). I also  
have a different \kern betweeen the initial X and the reflected E. I  
can understand the latter by a possible difference in the position of  
the reflection axis but I don't understand the former.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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