[NTG-context] \nocap does not work

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Apr 13 13:18:00 CEST 2010


On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 12:48:27PM +0200, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
> > this is not the place to elaborate on this (more for the usual font bof  
> > session at bachotek) but to some extend it's a packaging issue: why a  
> > full smallcaps embedded but not an italic
> 
>   Actually, you can do that with OpenType: there is an 'ital' feature,
> and using it would allow to embed italic correction information within
> the fonts.  You can't do that with fonts of different design sizes,
> alas.

It is usually used by CJK fonts since italic is only for LGC part of the
font.
Combining fonts with different design sizes is not usually good idea
since they have different metrics and hinting zones etc. making the
merge pointless. You can use TTC to collect several fonts in one file,
though.

Regards
 Khaled

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


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