[XeTeX] Patch: Add an entry for stemv

高志明 gzm55 at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 4 10:50:28 CET 2009

Yes. But now, there are lots of fonts not built correctly which come directly or indirectly from commercial font companies, especially ones for Asia language. Although not useful or bad for correct fonts, this patch may quickly bypass this legacy problem for many important fonts. Sometimes, these widely used but ugly built fonts are the only choice.

> From: jfkthame at googlemail.com
> To: xetex at tug.org; yuleopen at gmail.com
> Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 08:33:42 +0000
> CC: chofchof at ktug.or.kr
> Subject: Re: [XeTeX] Patch: Add an entry for stemv
> 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?
> JK
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