2 messages in org.oasis-open.lists.docbook-appsDOCBOOK-APPS: Re: typography in dsssl...
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david aumuellerMar 4, 2002 1:14 pm
Norman WalshMar 5, 2002 9:41 am
Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: Re: typography in dsssl (print) Norman Walsh (nd...@nwalsh.com) Mar 5, 2002 9:41:01 am org.oasis-open.lists.docbook-apps

/ david aumueller <lis@huah.org> was heard to say: | (1) Just wondered why sub-/superscripts are defined by fractions of | font-size since there seem to be "\sub" and "\super" -constructs | in RTF as well, which would -- in contrast to the current method

Well, I'm not sure Jade exposes that part of RTF, though I suppose it could in theory.

| -- use the fonts' own sub- and superscript-characters. The latter | (if available) went through their own development-process under | the type-designer's mouse: As true SmallCaps-characters, true sub-

True, but often only a few numbers are provided unless you have a special font, so in the general case, you'd still have problems. (I expect the proper superscript 1, 2, 3 followed by a faked superscript 4 would look even worse than a consistently faked set of numbers.)

| Furthermore, the scaling-factors defined in dbparams.dsl do not result | in nice sizes to my eyes. I propose the following values:

I don't usually change existing values except to fix bugs since the change effects so many documents. You can put the values you prefer in a customization layer, of course.

Be seeing you, norm