[NTG-context] \typescriptthree within the optional argument of \definefontsynonym

Mohammad Hossein Bateni bateni at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 16:00:48 CEST 2016


awesome!  that's perfect, Wolfgang!
—MHB

On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 9:43 AM, Wolfgang Schuster <
schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mohammad Hossein Bateni <bateni at gmail.com>
> 4. August 2016 um 15:24
> Hello Hans,
>
> Suppose you have a typescript as follows.
>
> \starttypescript [first] [MyFont] [GoodieOne,GoodieTwo]
>   \definefontsynonym [Serif] [\typescripttwo] [goodies=\typescriptthree]
> \stoptypescript
>
> Using macros \typescriptX (for X=one, two, and three) works in the first
> and second arguments in \definefontsynonym but not in the optional
> argument.  This seems to be because the optional argument is not expanded.
> Is this a bug or a feature?
>
> What I want to do was have a set of "fixes" (correcting kern issues, etc.)
> for a collection of fonts.  I can either put these in separate goodie files
> or feature sets (the latter being what I was trying but not in the sample
> above), and write generic typescripts that would load any of the fonts with
> its associated fixes.
>
> While I can use sans/serif/mono in the first argument, and name of the
> font in the second argument (to be mapped appropriately using
> \typescriptprefix to nmemonic name and real font name), the third
> (optional) argument of \definefontsynonym does not expand immediately,
> hence I'll end up with "undefined" \typescriptthree when it will be used.
>
> You can try to expand the value of \typescripthree with
>
> \starttypescript[...][...][...]
>     \expanded{\definefontsynonym[...][...][goodies=\typescriptthree]}
>     \expanded{\definefontsynonym[...][...][goodies=\typescriptthree]}
> \stoptypescript
>
> or
>
> \starttypescript[...][...][...]
>     \startexpanded
>         \definefontsynonym[...][...][goodies=\typescriptthree]
>         \definefontsynonym[...][...][goodies=\typescriptthree]
>     \stopexpanded
> \stoptypescript
>
> Wolfgang
>
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