[Xy-pic] arrow tips matching Charter face

Vadim Radionov vadim.radionov at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 13:15:41 CEST 2012

Dear all,

I have another question concerning line styles extension.  Is it possible
to apply certain modifier (say, @*{[butt]}@*{[|.55pt]}) to all arrows in

Thank you in advance,

> Dear all,
> Since I'm using Mathew Carter's Charter face in my projects together with
> Mathdesign math fonts, I needed matching arrow tips for xy-pic. So I took
> half of the arrow head from md-chr7y.pfb and populated 2 fonts with its
> rotated/mirrored copies in fontforge, then generated pfb, afm and tfm.
> Core definitions of xy-pic are to difficult for me, so I just copied the
> code for xylu tips:
> \xydefcsname@{tipfamily ch}{\loadtipfonts@
>  \let\tip@=\tip at cm \let\atip@=\atip at cm \let\btip@=\btip at cm
>  \let\Tip@=\Tip at xy \let\Ttip@=\Ttip at xy \def\tipjot@{.2em}}
> If anyone need this unfinished product, I can send the fonts to the mailing
> list or directly.
> The problem is, the default line thickness is too small for these tips, and
> pdf driver does not support the "line" extension. I can fake it temporarily
> changing \fontdimen8\textfont3, but that is not a good solution. Also I
> would like to have butt-shaped linecaps.
> Yours,
> Vadim
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