[NTG-context] iso latin 2 ; storm fonts

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Wed Mar 16 00:45:05 CET 2005


Vit Zyka said this at Tue, 15 Mar 2005 19:23:05 +0100:

>   enco-st1.tex - ec encoding with storm glyph extension
>   enco-st2.tex - xl2 encoding with storm glyph extension
>   enco-st3.tex - variants (additional glyph) for enco-st1 and enco-st2

Vit,

I would refer you to this thread with Thomas Schmitz on "variant encodings":
<http://www.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2005/009057.html>

I'd call your st1 an EC variant, st2 an XL2 variant, and st3 some sort of
custom expert encoding. Ultimately names aren't *that* important, but
they can help a lot when others try to pick up and understand your work.

>? I have a problem to define mathematics chars. I did:
>\starttypescript [math] [dynamoRE] [st1]
>   \definefontsynonym [DynamoRE-Math-Letters]        [sdgr8te] 
>[encoding=st1]
>   \definefontsynonym [DynamoRE-Math-Letters-Italic] [sdgri8te] 
>[encoding=st1]
>   \definefontsynonym [DynamoRE-Math-Symbols]        [sdgr8te]
>%  \definefontsynonym [DynamoRE-Math-Extension]        []
>\stoptypescript

>But I get error: !Math formula deleted: Insufficient symbol fonts.
>Where is the problem?

I don't know. In doing some math font adaptations, I haven't run into
that error message. Basically, with all the mathematics work you're
proposing, I don't have enough information to follow what you did and to help.

Were there any .enc files you created for these math fonts? How did you
install them? Math fonts generally require different metrics.

>? - \starttypescript [*] [fallback] is generaly useful. Is a good idea 
>to move it from large type-buy.tex somewhere else?

Have you looked at ThisWay #9 yet? <http://pragma-ade.com/show-mag-10.htm>
I haven't had a chance to play with them yet, but the \setups[font:
fallback:sans] look to be helpful.

>? Storm fonts have different accent shapes for lover/upper case letters. 
>Is there some mechanism to distinguish this making the composits?

I don't know.
But I presume that you're play^H^H^H^Hexperimenting with these customised
encodings because you want to use the full complement of designed
characters, right? How many of these composite characters will you be needing?

cheers,
adam
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