[XeTeX] Patch: Add an entry for stemv

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 4 09:33:42 CET 2009

On 4 Mar 2009, at 03:44, Yue Wang wrote:

> Hi, Jonathan:
> Last year we talked about fonts like simsun may get ugly result when
> using the dvipdfmx driver. And Jin-Hwan kindly added a -v option to
> dvipdfmx driver in order to specify stemv number. So in the
> tex->dvipdfmx world, now we can apply fake embolden, fake slant, and
> stemv modification to a given font.

I remember this discussion, though not in all its detail. Just as a  
reminder, am I right in thinking that the issue is basically that some  
fonts have bad hinting entries, and so you're wanting to override them  
to improve the rendering..... it's not something that should ever be  
required if the fonts were built correctly in the first place?


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