[NTG-context] crappy names in the fontloader

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 8 13:54:52 CEST 2019


On 7/7/2019 11:42 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 7/6/2019 6:36 PM, Marcel Fabian Krüger wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> under default settings, the fontloaders discards all glyph names which
>> are considered "crappy", meaning matching the "p_crappyname" pattern in
>> "font-oup.lua". For some names this makes a lot of sense. For example
>> the name "uni0303" is considered "crappy" and it really provides no
>> useful information. Then there are other names like "t_uni0303" which
>> are still considered "crappy" while they actually aren't completely
>> useless. So I think there would be some value in preserving them. Of
>> course, you can always enable "otf.keepnames" if you need names like
>> this.
>>
>> But I actually want to talk about another class of names: Look at
>> "Udotbelow". This is IMHO a perfectly normal and useful name, but the
>> fontloader still considers it "crappy" because it starts with a "U"
>> followed by a letter which could be a hexadecimal number.
>>
>> I think this is a bit over-agressive. Maybe the "p_crappyname" pattern
>> could be changed to only look for "u<hexadecimal>" if followed by
>> "p_done", marking the end of a component?

p_done should be:

     local p_done  = S("._-") + P(-1)

(hex is already checked)

> i'll look into it (irr in generic mode (latex etc) one can disable that 
> 'feature' which i thought happened)
> 
> Hans
> 
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