[dev-context] OpenType Optical Bounds 'opbd' feature

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Feb 24 18:26:01 CET 2010


On 24-2-2010 17:31, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 08:57:23PM +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:
>> If a real test suite is needed, I can prepare a special copy of one of
>> TeX Gyre fonts for this purpose.
>
> I went ahead and patched texgyre pagella to implement lfbd/rtbd features
> (based on palatino protrusion values from microtype package), attached
> the font file and the "dirty" python script used to build it.

hm, but who says that those values are the right ones? after thinking a 
bit about protrusion i dediced that it might make more sense to look at 
boundingboxes so i wonder how usefull that feature actually is; it might 
make more sense to misuse it for left/right (also inline) italic correction

Hans

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