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Re: [Groff] bold greek, e.g. sigma ?

From: Ted Harding
Subject: Re: [Groff] bold greek, e.g. sigma ?
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:32:01 +0100 (BST)

On 03-Jun-2014 22:06:31 Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
>>> Is it possible to have bold greek letters?
>>With groff as distributed, using the Postscript device,
>>it's not possible.  You will need to install either a bold
>>text font that contains Greek letters or a bold symbol font
>>(plus a corresponding non-bold symbol font for consistency).
>>For the latter you can use TeX's Computer Modern fonts, the
>>fonts distributed with Mathematica, the STIX project fonts
>>or those from its precursor ESSTIX, or probably a number of
>>other fonts available on the Web.
>>(Depending on how the characters in the font are named
>>you may need to create a custom map file for afmtodit
>>and encoding file for grops.)
> Thanks, I'm not so desperate...
> Anton

There is one possibility which is not ideal but works quite
well for most cases. This is to use the "fat" primitive in eqn,
which prints what it applied to in "heavier" format, by
overprinting two copies horizontally offset. The amount of the
offset is controlled by the value of the parameter "fat_offset".

Have a look at the result of:

size 30 sigma~~
size 30 fat sigma ~~
size 30 sigma~~
set fat_offset 0.5
size 30 fat sigma ~~

and try varying the value of fat_offset -- e.g. 0.5, 1.0,
2.0, 5.0, 8.0 ...
(and see the nasty that happens at 9.0+).

Not all characters give nice-looking results from this method,
and in any case it is not a true emboldening -- the horizontal
(or nearly horizontal) elements of a glyph will not be thickened
at all.

Still, it may help!

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Date: 04-Jun-2014  Time: 00:31:56
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