[metapost] btex..etex debugging

Stefan Witzel s.witzel at uni-muenster.de
Tue Mar 12 22:41:52 CET 2013


thanks Taco and Hans for the quick replies!

2013/3/12 Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl>:
> The bbox depends on the ht/dp of characters and lines and often the
> character boundingbox is not tight (and when you use type one fonts and
> traditional tex characters this is even more true due to limitation s of the
> machinery).

In my case it's actually very strange: the text exceeds the bounding
box by an apparently fixed amount to the left. For example if I do

draw(btex this is a test etex)
draw(bbox(btex this is a test etex))

the "th" wil stick out of the box. But hopefully the debugging will
bring clarification (I'll try tomorrow).


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