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Re: [Groff] [off] micro-typography

From: P. Alejandro Lopez-Valencia
Subject: Re: [Groff] [off] micro-typography
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 16:04:24 -0500

----- Original Message -----
From: "Werner LEMBERG" <address@hidden>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 2:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Groff] [off] micro-typography

I said:

> > Now, if groff could use some sort of virtual fonts..., else you'll
> > need to write the routine in PS and attach it to your font instead
> > of the original.

And Werner answered:

> Where is the difficulty to simpy copy, say, the TR font to a TRX (for
> Times Roman Extended) which contains some more groff glyph entities,
> mapping to the same PS glyphs with different metrics?  This is a lot
> easier to do than in TeX.
> Now, with the introduction of the `.fn' register + the `char' request,
> it is easy to implement font-dependent virtual characters also.

Didn't think of that! This way it becomes almost trivial an exercise.
Forgive my blissful ignorance but do you imply that a groff font can contain
more than 256 different characters?


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