[NTG-pdftex] easy font expansion

Hans Hagen pragma@wxs.nl
Tue, 04 May 2004 22:21:30 +0200


Hi Thanh,

>I did some (quite heavy) changes on pdftex to support font expansion, so
>it can be used easily. So far the font expansion feature requires that
>user must be able to create expanded tfm (eg cmr10+10.tfm). Now font
>expansion can be used without expanded tfm. One can say:
>
>\font\f=cmr10
>\pdffontexpand\f 20 20 5 autoexpand
>
>and pdftex will create those expanded tfm like cmr10+10, cmr10-20, etc.
>automatically. This also works for virtual fonts (like ptmr8t).
>
>The sources tarball is available at
>
>http://vntex.sourceforge.net/private/thanh/pdftex/pdftex-2004_05_02.tar.bz2
>
>[to Hans Hagen: the djgpp binary of pdfxtex is avail. at the same
>location]

got it ... works great! this will make hz really usable!

i'll see if i can test some big documents.

Hans