[metapost] description of glyph operator for MetaPost v1.200

Ryan Van Wagoner whiteviz at gmail.com
Wed May 6 16:07:18 CEST 2009


You did a pretty good job overall of explaining the new feature. I have
just a few comments that might be appropriate for the manual:

- Are there any ways to change the color or pattern that is used to
  unfill the "transparent" contours for cases where the background color
  is not white?

- Perhaps an example of the second primitive command might help clarify
  what is meant by CharString name. In particular, would something like
  an asterisk be "*" or "asterisk", as per the afm file.

- In the last line of the first page, "deranged" usually connotes a
  mental state, at least for American readers. I would probably use
  "distorted" instead.

Good work.


>>>>> "mailing_list" == Stephan Hennig <mailing_list at arcor.de> writes:

 mailing_list> Hi,
 mailing_list> the next MetaPost v1.200 (scheduled for around 8. May) provides a new
 mailing_list> primitive glyph, that returns the strokes of a font glyph in a picture.
 mailing_list>  Since this release will be part of TeX Live 2009, and hence more
 mailing_list> visible than other releases, I'd like to make sure the documentation of
 mailing_list> the new primitive is sufficiently clear for ordinary users to
 mailing_list> understand.  You can find a preview of the corresponding section at

 mailing_list> <URL:http://home.arcor.de/stephanhennig/Downloads/metapost/mpman-glyph.pdf>

 mailing_list> Your comments are appreciated!  Otherwise, this will be the section for
 mailing_list> mpman.

 mailing_list> Best regards,
 mailing_list> Stephan Hennig
 mailing_list> --
 mailing_list> http://tug.org/metapost/


Ryan Van Wagoner

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