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Re: Kerning in cmsy ?

> Oh, I remember it was a proposal
> (overcome by the skewchar = 0 convention )in Justin Zieglers article to
> put that information in a fontdimen.

A proposal which is unfortunately not really working, since all font 
dimensions except slant get scaled, when the font is scaled. You can't 
seriously abuse font dimensions to communicate a constant (like the font 
encoding or the position of the skewchar).

During the history of the dc fonts there was a similar attempt to 
communicate the font encoding via a font dimension, it has been abandoned 
with dc release 1.3, when the new font dimensions of the ec fonts were 

--J"org Knappen.