# [NTG-context] numerator is too high in \frac{3}{4}, in palatino

Sanjoy Mahajan sanjoy at MIT.EDU
Sun May 18 03:19:39 CEST 2014

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:

> these are font properties and using a consistent opentype math versus
> a bunch of loosely related type one fonts makes a difference

But shouldn't TeXGyrePagellaMath qualify?

>
> \starttext
>
>      $\displaystyle 1+{2g\over3}+{2\over3}$ \blank
>
>      \setupmathfractions[topdistance=0pt]
>
>      $\displaystyle 1+{2g\over3}+{2\over3}$ \blank
>
>      \setupmathfractions[bottomdistance=0pt]
>
>      $\displaystyle 1+{2g\over3}+{2\over3}$ \blank
>
>      \setupmathfractions[topdistance=0pt,bottomdistance=0pt]
>
>      $\displaystyle 1+{2g\over3}+{2\over3}$ \blank
>
> \stoptext

Thanks, Hans.  That is very useful.

I also recompiled my textbook draft using the latest beta (2014.05.17),
and it works very well.  I tried the topdistance and bottomdistance and
they are mostly working.  To my eye, with topdistance=6pt, the {1\over2}
looks very good again.

However, the settings don't seem to affect fractions inside square
roots.  Here's an example (the 20pt setting is to exaggerate the
possible effect), using 2014.05.17 beta.

\starttext
\placeformula\startformula
\stopformula
\placeformula\startformula
\sqrt{1\over \dfrac{a}{bcd}}
\sqrt{\dfrac{1}{\dfrac{a}{bcd}}}
\stopformula

\setupmathfractions [topdistance=20pt]

\placeformula\startformula