Wed, 27 Apr 2005 13:27:31 +0200
Lars Hellström wrote:
> As for "spaced small caps": what is that supposed to be for? Some
> variation on the ugly spacing for e m p h a s i s tradition, or
It's intended for titling.
As already mentioned in another mail I'm not asking for inclusion of
these axes into the standard font selection scheme, but for a way for
package authors to define their own axes.
> > - one axis for text figures/lining figure, and
> > - one axis for proportional figures/tabular figures.
> That last one is rather a special case of width.
> A point to note here is that these first two "o" level items could have a
> common solution. \bfdefault is an example of a higher level (than
> \fontseries, \fontshape, and friends) font selection, but in LaTeX2e this
> is very rudimentary; the problem is IMO that there is no interface for a
> font declaration file to supply the necessary information about what can be
> chosen. Multiple shape axes could similarly be implemented on top of the
> NFSS2 shape axis, if the higher level font selection was more intelligent.
This is exactly what our current implementation does.
> >o The ability to change math fonts within the document.
> Doesn't \mathversion provide precisely that?
Yes and no. \mathversion also does not provide several axes. In this
case we need medium/bold and tabular/proportional.
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