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Re: psnfss and lw35nfss

Berthold K. P. Horn writes:
 > In own opinion a TFM file should not lie.  If there is no character
 > this should be what the TFM file says.

i think its a good principle.

 > And TeX should announce the missing character *and* its context on
 > screen.  I know this goes against modifying TeX in any way, but surely
 > this is just useful informational stuff added on that does not affect
well, here you have it. Alan wants a practical system that warns
people in the most obvious way, because TeX has this curious blind spot.
what is the best principle?

 > Naturally it would be a while before all TeX
 > implementations do this...
i gather that one implementation already does it...

who supports Alan's view of all this?