[NTG-pdftex] open problems with 1.20a
The Thanh Han
hanthethanh at myrealbox.com
Sat Jul 31 10:21:58 CEST 2004
> - fixed a few problems with handling fonts in included pdf.
the most prominent change was the way pdftex handles tfm of fonts found
in included pdf's. Thanks to Harmut's work on using the avl library,
things are much cleaner now.
> - support for auto font expansion -- expanded TFM's are not required
> Needs some example runs to see how it now works. Also what's now with
> these obsolete expanded font files like font+15.tfm or MM instances like
> font-30.pfb: Do they hurt? Can they still be used? All this is cleaned
> up, or?
if auto expansion is not used, then pdftex behaviour doesn't change. The
only thing that is gone is the font expansion factor, which proved to
cause a lot of troubles and didn't bring any benefit. My intention was
to use this parameter to simulate font expansion by letterspacing.
In short, auto font expansion is just like `normal' font expansion,
except that a few things are done automatically ;)
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