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Re: [Groff] [off] micro-typography

From: Ted Harding
Subject: Re: [Groff] [off] micro-typography
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2002 00:07:13 -0000 (GMT)

On 02-Feb-02 Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>> The basic mechanisms for fiddling character widths [track-kerning,
>> use '.tkf'] and for having certain characters protrude slightly
>> into the margin already exist in groff.
> .tkf is a no-no for good typography.  Instead, an orthogonal function
> of \H would be necessary, i.e a function which expands or compresses
> the font width.  pdfTeX can do this automatically.

This is easily done by combining \s and \H, for instance

  \s'+500u'\H'-500u'Some text\H'0\s0

will increase the point size by 500u (1/2 point) and squash
the height by 500u, resulting in a font which has been
stretched sideways by 500u.


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Date: 03-Feb-02                                       Time: 00:07:13
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