[dev-context] My way on matharrows

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Jul 20 10:30:13 CEST 2006

Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> On 7/19/06, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
>>None of the extensible arrows work with antykwa-torunska as \relbar is
>>not of fixed width in that font. Are there any other free math fonts
>>that I should check?
> http://ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/info/Free_Math_Font_Survey/survey.html
> To Taco: Polish guys are open to suggestions. Could you explain them
> what exactly is needed?  I'm sure that they will add that to their
> font(s).

I am yet undecided what the best solution would be. There are
basically two options:

   <head><leaders stem><tail>
   <head><stem streched using CM><tail>

The first case works always (and is the approach used by the cow font)
but this looks sub-optimal for fonts like torunska, the second one
only works if the CM can be adjusted but will generally look better.

I would like to know how many backends cannot do the stretching.

Both solutions need special characters in the font, but the first
solution needs slightly different ones than the second one.



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