[NTG-context] Character rotation font feature available?

Zhichu Chen chenzhichu at sinap.ac.cn
Mon Feb 15 06:19:34 CET 2016


Hi Marco,

On 02/15/2016 05:30 AM, Marco Patzer wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Feb 2016 04:42:31 +0800
> Zhichu Chen <chenzhichu at sinap.ac.cn> wrote:
>
>> I have some special needs that requires all the characters be rotated
>> by 90 degrees. I've searched around the web and maybe adding
>> /FontMatrix [0 1 -1 0 0 0]
>> to the font descriptor dictionary is helpful. But I can't find a
>> \pdf??? primitive that can achieve this. (Am I wrong about this?)
>>
>> Another solution might be the "vrt2" font feature. There's no
>> difference between the results with or without enabling the feature.
>> But I do see the font has the feature by using the shell command:
>> otfinfo -f <fontname.otf>
> I don't know exactly how it's supposed to look like, especially
> kerning, vertical spacing, etc. Just making sure you know about
> \applytocharacters:
I didn't know the command, thank you for sharing.
>
> \starttext
>    \applytocharacters\rotate{Foo Bar}
> \stoptext
>
> as well as \handletokens Foo Bar\with\rotate
>
> Maybe that's already sufficient for your use case.
>
> Marco
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