[Dev-luatex] Luatex 0.44.0 announcement

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Oct 30 09:02:30 CET 2009


Hi,

Khaled Hosny wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 12:06:09PM +0100, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> * Math delimiters and large operators in new MATH fonts no
>>   longer apply the italic correction (this fixes placements
>>   of super- and subscripts on such items for those fonts).
> 
> This doesn't sound the correct way to me. The described algorithm in
> MATH specification is to set subscripts immediately after the base
> (without italic correction) and shift superscripts horizontally by the
> amount of italic correction, then apply math kerning if present, this
> way fonts with no math kerning will still give acceptable output and
> need for math kerning will be minimized.

Well, I am clearly doing something wrong, because both the old and
new outputs look crappy. I'll rethink this.

Best wishes,
Taco


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