[OS X TeX] overview of what TeX is producing

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Tue Mar 1 18:57:46 EST 2005

On 2 Mar 2005, at 9:56 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 1 mrt 2005, at 20:33, William F. Adams wrote:
>> InDesign gets one TeX's H&J w/ a couple of bells and whistles.
> I've put up a page with a small comparison between various H&J engines.
>     http://www.nat.vu.nl/~sneep/ars/type/
> (the "ars" is not a description of what most of them look like, but a 
> reference to
> ArsTechnica.com, where some of the samples come from). Further samples 
> are
> welcome.

Wow, very nice!
Some comments:

Shouldn't the descriptions of the two TextEdit samples be reversed? 
(Why is the "non-hyphenated" sample trying to score extra points?)

It doesn't look like the LaTeX protrusion and expansion sample is what 
it claims to be...it at least doesn't seem to use char protrusion but 
my eyes aren't good enough to judge whether it uses expansion (could it 
have been turned off because font embedding wasn't turned on?). But 
it's set differently to the other LaTeX examples. Hmmm, puzzling.

Also, you don't specify if \sloppy was used for the prot/extrude 
samples. Was it?

I think I saw a typo somewhere: "teh" :)

It would be good (I'm not nominating you! just hypothetically:) to 
create some sort of poster sheet with several examples and big red 
circles around the ugly things with some explanation...provided there 
weren't too many red circles around the TeX examples :)


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