[NTG-context] small caps

Thomas A.Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Wed Mar 2 07:18:29 CET 2005

Adam, I feel like a complete idiot now. I had been so proud about this 
idea, but after re-reading you MyWay about OpenType, I see that I had 
been reinventing the wheel: this is exactly the solution you had been 
suggesting almost two years ago. Thanks for being generous about 

However, your post made me think: I know nothing about XSLT, but enough 
perl to shoot myself in the foot. I guess if I had a version of 
texnansi.enc with the unicode values in addition to the names, that 
would be a good starting point. I was thinking of  this route:
1. use ftxdumperfuser to produce cmap.xml,
2. use perl to reduce it to two values: glyphName % UNICODE_VALUE
3. use perl to extract the lines corresponding to a given encoding and 
put them in the right order.

Sounds feasible? Do you know where I could get such a unicode-aware 
version of texnansi.enc?



On Feb 27, 2005, at 10:39 AM, Adam Lindsay wrote:
> Indeed, that's one of the reasons why I came up with the unicode
> ("symbol"[1]) scripts... there are common utilities (ttx and Apple's 
> ftx
> suite) that work well at associating canonical characters with glyph
> names specific to a font.
> I'm sure some enterprising XSLT hacker could take my scripts as a
> starting point and make them work with specific TeXy encodings, not 
> just
> individual Unicode vectors.

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