[NTG-context] lower superscripts in MkIV -- too low?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Mar 22 15:29:52 CET 2014


On 3/22/2014 8:17 AM, Otared Kavian wrote:
> Hi Sanjoy,
>
> I agree with you to say that the position of subscripts and superscripts in mkiv is not perfect: the same remark applies to the position of the derivative sign « prime » as $u’(t)$.
>
> Actually in mkii (and also in plain TeX) the positions of the superscripts in your example are the same, but this is not the case with subscripts:
> 	$x_{3}\ x\mathstrut_{3}$
> that is in mkii the latter $x\mathstrut_{3}$ gives a lower subscript, while in plain TeX both subscripts are positioned at an identical depth.
>
> I would say the position of subscripts and superscripts in mkiv should be identical with one gets with the latest beta (version 2014.03.20 16:59) in the following example
> 	\starttext
> 	$x\mathstrut_{3}$ and $x\mathstrut^{3}$
> 	\stoptext
>
> However as Hans pointed out, regarding maths typesetting in mkiv there are also some font related issues.

we have a more modern implementation in the next beta

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