[NTG-context] Problems with Palatino sans serif
taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Oct 21 00:14:00 CEST 2008
Rory Molinari wrote:
> So if I understand things correctly, the various arguments are:
> [palatino]: the typeface being defined (or modified in this case)
> [ss]: the part of the typeface being defined (the \ss name)
> [sans]: refers to a part of the "modern" typeface
> [modern]: pick the "sans" part of the this typeface
> [default]: what's this bit?
> [encoding]: the encoding to use
> [rscale]: a scaling adjustment to make up for CM's smaller x-size.
> Is that the general idea?
Yes, spot on. The [default] is for font families with optical scaling
instances and is only used with the computer modern fonts. When combined
with a different font set, like palatino, it doesn't make much sense so
it is usually left at [default].
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