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Re: [s.rahtz@elsevier.co.uk: Re: 8r fonts]

At 09:12 AM 2/8/97 -0500, you wrote:

>Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 10:46:02 GMT
>From: Sebastian Rahtz <s.rahtz@elsevier.co.uk>
>To: tex-font@math.utah.edu
>Subject: Re: 8r fonts
>In-Reply-To: <199702061446.PAA16865@mozart.ujf-grenoble.fr>
>References: <199702030855.JAA19363@mozart.ujf-grenoble.fr>

>Joerg reminds me that `T1' PS fonts should include extra fontdimens to
>be compatible with the EC fonts. It doesnt seem that this will do any
>harm, and it could be useful some day. 

Could someonbe explain what on earth this is about?
What does it mean to be `compatible' with the EC fonts?
And why would anyone care :=)?

>does anyone with a few hours to spare fancy working out the fontinst
>code for these?

Berthold (working at Y&Y on the weekend)

>def font_cap_height expr x = fontdimen 8: x enddef;
>def font_asc_height expr x = fontdimen 9: x enddef;
>def font_acc_cap_height expr x = fontdimen 10: x enddef;
>def font_desc_depth expr x = fontdimen 11: x enddef;
>def font_max_height expr x = fontdimen 12: x enddef;
>def font_max_depth  expr x = fontdimen 13: x enddef;
>def font_digit_width expr x = fontdimen 14: x enddef;
>def font_cap_stem expr x = fontdimen 15: x enddef;
>def font_baselineskip  expr x = fontdimen 16: x enddef;