[NTG-pdftex] kerning

The Thanh Han hanthethanh at myrealbox.com
Thu Jun 2 06:56:39 CEST 2005


I want to keep pdftex unchanged for a while so Martin can
make the 1.30 release. The next step might be the subfont
scheme for better cjk support. Support for user-defined
fonts is more complicated, I don't know when I will do that.

Thanh


On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 10:12:01AM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Given those future font capabilities of pdftex (thanh: what happened with 
> your construct fonts on the fly feature?), i wonder if it is possible to 
> add something
> 
> \kernfont\somefont <char code 1> <charcode 2> <dimen>
> 
> Take for instance:
> 
>   http:\\www.pdftex.org
> 
> here the \\ may come out pretty spaced, and space can be saved by something:
> 
>   \def\url#1{\begingroup\kernfont\font `\ `\ -.2em\relax#1\endgroup}
> 
> (i soppose that something like this woudl be possible with thanhs new 
> runtime font feature anyway)
> 
> 
> Hans
> 
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