[XeTeX] Typographical question: xetex' default wordspacing (\fontdimen2--7)

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Jun 25 18:02:17 CEST 2006

On 25 Jun 2006, at 6:11 am, Toralf Senger wrote:

>> 1/2 is definitely appropriate for most English texts.
> For German as well. Therefore I agree with a 'stretch'=1/2*space,  
> 'shrink'=1/3*space, 'extra space'=1/3*space. However (directed to  
> Jonathan), I would give the opinion of people more weight, who have  
> more typographical knowledge than me..

As I was checking-in an unrelated correction anyway, I've updated the  
code in Subversion to use these values (1/2, 1/3, 1/3). For those who  
care to update and build new binaries, I'd be glad to hear any  
reaction to the revised spacing.... do these settings work well for  
your purposes?


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