[Dev-luatex] Cron <luatex at vz3> /var/www/luatex.org/www/bin/luatex-svn

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed Nov 25 12:48:07 CET 2009

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 08:11:53AM +0100, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Khaled Hosny wrote:
> >On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 12:35:28AM +0100, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> >>Khaled Hosny wrote:
> >>See the last comment on http://tracker.luatex.org/view.php?id=286
> >
> >From the ticket:
> >"The result is now still too wide, but that is truly cambria's fault: the
> >integrals have large italic corrections while in fact they fit in their
> >bounding boxes."
> >
> >This isn't Cambria's fault per se, as any font that is to be used with
> >MS Office as well is going Cambria's route (so does Asana Math and my
> >two math fonts.)
> >So, IMHO this should be the default behaviour for new math fonts, and
> >old TeX fonts pretending to be new math fonts should compensate for
> >this, not the other way around.
> I am not quite convinced yet. The MATH spec seems to disagree with both
> the font metrics and the actual behavior of Word. What would happen
> is Word 2010 (say) fixes that?

Until office2010 is released, office2007 is the standard implementation
(well, windows 7 does math typesetting system wide, and the bundled
Cambria exhibits the same behaviour, so I doubt there will be a change
anytime soon.) I'll try to talk to Murray Sargent of MS, may be we can
get more clarifications.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer
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