Wed, 27 Apr 2005 12:44:12 +0200
Will Robertson wrote:
> On 27 Apr 2005, at 5:20 PM, Achim Blumensath wrote:
> >the MinionPro project was asked about our wishes for an improved font
> >selection scheme. Currently there are three things which we miss in
> >o Separate values of \bfdefault,... depending on the font family.
> >o Support for many-dimensional font shapes. We need:
> > - one axis for roman/italic/swash,
> > - one axis for u&lc/small caps/spaced small caps/versals,
> > - one axis for text figures/lining figure, and
> > - one axis for proportional figures/tabular figures.
> >o The ability to change math fonts within the document. Currently,
> > \SetSymbolFont and friends are declared \@onlypreamble. This is
> > needed, for example, to switch to tabular figures when setting
I forgot one feature:
o Being able to load packages from FD files (e.g., keyval).
> I believe that there will never be a fixed scheme that is able to
> encompass all variations that can be thought up by a font designer,
You misunderstood. What I meant was: being able to define your own axes.
Internally all axes could be implemented as shape parameter. I suggest
replacing the current shape value by a comma separated list with one
entry for each axis:
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