[Dev-luatex] Wishing is free: fonts and glyph placement

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Oct 21 10:19:41 CEST 2009



Javier Bezos wrote:
> Taco Hoekwater escribió:
> 
>> If something like that microsoft stuf was in the font, it would be quite
>> easy for luatex to make use of it. Interpreting the actual charstrings
>> would go too far, but applying some sort of blocky shape (especially if
>> it only has horizontal and vertical lines) would be quite easy. It
>> sounds like thus needs a lot of work on the font design side, though.
> 
> Microsoft calls them "cut-ins" and they are defined in the
> MATH table. They are intended for sub- and superscript (ie,
> apparently not for general combinations of characters), and
> may be specified for each quadrant (each quadrant may have
> multiple cut-ins). Lines are horizontal and vertical.

I know, and luatex already does that.

Best wishes,
Taco


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