[NTG-context] greek items broken:

Philipp Gesang gesang at stud.uni-heidelberg.de
Wed May 9 14:16:20 CEST 2012

On 2012-05-09 13:50, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Philipp Gesang wrote:
> > On 2012-05-09 12:25, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> >
> >> If he wants to use Lucida, this would look bad, but the Lucida font
> >> does have greek glyphs, however they are in the "math range".
> >
> > With unicode I thought this was an archaism.
> I'm sorry, I'm telling you nonsense. There are no Greek letters in
> LucidaBrightOT, but they are present in LucidaBrightMathOT. The italic
> version starts at 1D6FC and the regural one is in the "normal" Greek
> range.
> >>                                                               This is
> >> the case for LM, Lucida and probably a few more fonts. (Another option
> >> would be to define the counter to run through greek letters in math
> >> font.)
> >
> > Or to leave the counter untouched and wrap it into a substitution
> > function -- is there a chance you (or anyone else) could supply
> > me with a mapping of the “real” Greek code point to the “math
> > Greek” one?
> See math-map.lua. If you need any help or explanation, please ask. I
> believe that the following part might be relevant (but only if you
> need italic):
>     lcgreek   = {
>         [0x03B1]=0x1D6FC, [0x03B2]=0x1D6FD, [0x03B3]=0x1D6FE,
> [0x03B4]=0x1D6FF, [0x03B5]=0x1D700,
>         [0x03B6]=0x1D701, [0x03B7]=0x1D702, [0x03B8]=0x1D703,
> [0x03B9]=0x1D704, [0x03BA]=0x1D705,
>         [0x03BB]=0x1D706, [0x03BC]=0x1D707, [0x03BD]=0x1D708,
> [0x03BE]=0x1D709, [0x03BF]=0x1D70A,
>         [0x03C0]=0x1D70B, [0x03C1]=0x1D70C, [0x03C2]=0x1D70D,
> [0x03C3]=0x1D70E, [0x03C4]=0x1D70F,
>         [0x03C5]=0x1D710, [0x03C6]=0x1D711, [0x03C7]=0x1D712,
> [0x03C8]=0x1D713, [0x03C9]=0x1D714,
>         [0x03D1]=0x1D717, [0x03D5]=0x1D719, [0x03D6]=0x1D71B,
> [0x03F0]=0x1D718, [0x03F1]=0x1D71A,
>         [0x03F4]=0x1D6F3, [0x03F5]=0x1D716,
>     },

Yeah, appears to be the correct range. Couldn’t test with Lucida,

> For regular variant of Lucida it should be enough to use Math font
> instead of the normal one, but I didn't test or write any code for it.
> For LM you would have to use the italic version since upright (without
> resorting to cm-unicode) looks horrible anyway.

But if there’s a math font, I’d go with the example that Wolfgang
posted; alternatively just wrap the converter into \mathematics:

\defineconversion [mathgreek] [\math_greek_characters]

etc. It will depend on your choice of math font whether you get
italics or upright glyphs.


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