bugGNU roff - Bugs: bug #54214, grodvi: slanted dollar sign


bug #54214: grodvi: slanted dollar sign

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sat 30 Jun 2018 03:41:18 PM UTC
Category:  Font - others/general Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  Incorrect behaviour Status:  None
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Thu 30 Mar 2023 11:19:14 AM UTC, comment #2: 

4. I expect it will not be necessary (and possibly not desirable) to mark TRS and TBS themselves as "special" fonts since they have a full retinue of alphanumeric glyphs.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Project Administrator
Thu 30 Mar 2023 11:09:17 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixing this correctly will require a feature change.

We will have to add font descriptions for the TeX cmsl10 and cmbxsl10 fonts.

There are a few stages to this.

1. We'll need to generate groff font descriptions for them (and come up with groff font names).  Lacking anything better, I propose "TRS" and "TBS" for Times roman slanted and Times bold slanted, respectively.

2. But before we can do that we may need to write new map files for them for tfmtodit(1) to use.  This point needs to be checked.  If this is done, the tfmdodit man page will need to be updated to document it.

3. dvi.tmac will need to declare TRS and TBS as font-specific fallback special fonts for TI and TBI.

.fspecial TI TRS
.fspecial TBI TBS

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Project Administrator
Sat 30 Jun 2018 03:41:18 PM UTC, original submission:  

grodvi currently renders dollar sign ($) always in upright roman font variant. This is because in Knut's italic cmbi10 and cmti10 fonts used by TBI and TI are missing dollar sign glyph. But there are slanted Knut's fonts cmbxsl10 and cmsl10 which have dollar sign. Therefore grodvi for TBI and TI should use dollar sign from cmbxsl10 resp. cmsl10 font. cmsl10 is not real italic only slanted variant, but still it is better then upright roman variant.



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    2018-08-13 schwarze CategoryDriver - others/general Font - others/general
        Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor

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