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Re: Proper Text output (kerning etc.)

From: Christian Ebert
Subject: Re: Proper Text output (kerning etc.)
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 09:57:21 +0200
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* Han-Wen Nienhuys on Friday, October 28, 2005:
> Robert Memering wrote:
>> But what about metrics and kerning? Just type \markup{Ve}
>> (e.g. for "Veni sancte spiritus) and you know what I mean.
>> This hurts my eyes. I can't release books of sheet music
>> with text that looks like poor MS Word output.
>> Is there any way to get the old Text quality back?
> Have you tried using a font which comes in OTF of TTF formats?

But then it still doesn't use the .tfm files, or does it?

Besides, at least on MacOS 10.3.9, including other fonts isn't
trivial at all; at least I couldn't get it to work, and when I
asked here nobody answered that he could.

lilypond -b (not to talk about lilypond-book) doesn't work either
because on the Mac you have kpathsea.dylib instead I
tried to patch 2.6 by replacing all instances of with
kpathsea.dylib but couldn't get it to compile -- w/o my layman's
patch either for that matter. And the fink distri has the same

Whereas yesterday night I compiled 2.4.5 and updated my documents
to that version in a few hours.

Pango on MacOS X is quite restricted and I don't think giving up
the TeX backend completely is the right way to go. It might be
easier on other machines but I am not convinced yet that the text
output doesn't suffer.

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