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William Adams <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 5 Dec 2006 07:25:19 -0500
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On Dec 4, 2006, at 6:52 PM, Javier M˙gica de Rivera wrote:

> b) The encoding axis, wich has turn to also be essential, although  
> it took a time to realise, I think.

Aren't we all switching to Unicode?

I believe in the past I'd advocated for a language / script pair, so  
the above is certainly a good reminder of this omission.

> 1) We make a list of names of user-level commands representing  
> particular font features to be followed by any font that implements  
> them. For example, \outline, \condensed, \shaded,  
> \porportionalfigures, \trafficlike,

Surely one could select these from the family / other axes I defined?  
(outline, shaded, trafficlike (what do you mean by that by-the-way?  
In a ``dangerous bend'' sign?) would go under family,  
proportionalfigures was a part of one of the things which I described)

> \iranic, \novowels (This last for hebrew and others, if it makes  
> sense).

Should be folded into language / script.

> 2) We let those commands to be defined by the family. Therefore,  
> when the family is changed, Latex has to take the definitions for  
> the newly selected family.

I dunno. I think it's better to have an option to have them be  
persistent _unless_ over-ridden. Say I'm typesetting a running head  
and introduce a bit of text in a ``code'' style. I'd liefer have the  
numbers be proportional oldstyle (say) to match the balance of the  
running head, while of course a standard code block would of course  
have monospaced figures (though lining or oldstyle would have to suit  
the balance of the design).


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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