Am 13.05.2009 um 13:12 schrieb Mojca Miklavec:

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 12:41, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:

Am 13.05.2009 um 12:17 schrieb Mojca Miklavec:

Or do you want to suggest that one would possibly need both "serif"
and "sans" variants of some Chinese font, often switching between
families inside a document?

That's what I mean, also in chinese you use different fonts for
serif, sans and mono.

Wait a minute ... why do they need mono/typewriter? Aren't all the
Chinese glyphs "fixed width" anyway?

Do you want code sample in the same font as the result?

With certain features in OT fonts you can enable proportional
chars for punctuation, kana etc.

Also, if one has a well-designed font that includes all the latin
glyphs and all the bold/italic variants then one should in principle
not need an extra "latin" family, but those are probably just nice
dreams ... I always had the impression that there are not many
high-quality Chinese fonts and that having bold and italic alone is a
problem, not to speak about frequent mixing of several different

The latin glyphs in many free fonts are even worse than Comic Sans :(

Adobe fills the latin ranges with glyphs from other fonts with different
quality but they have lots of features, e.g. ital to enable italics :)

(Just thinking alound: aren't there plenty of books around that also
mix lots of greek and latin, possibly using different fonts for them?
How do they deal with the problem, or is the problem just

Dunno, AFAIR Thomas use switch to a different font in his greek module,
in mkiv this is trivia with font fallbacks.


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