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Re: Using TeX Gyre Schola vs. C059

From: Daniel Benjamin Miller
Subject: Re: Using TeX Gyre Schola vs. C059
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2020 13:42:00 -0400
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Subject:        Re: Using TeX Gyre Schola vs. C059
Date:   Mon, 8 Jun 2020 13:18:45 -0400
From:   DB Miller <dbmiller@dbmiller.org>
To:     Xavier Scheuer <x.scheuer@gmail.com>

Yes: that change came about because I asked for it!

ScholaX includes old style figures and small capital glyphs. C059 does not. But these features cannot be productively used by Lilypond, and the designs in ScholaX are amateurish. C059 does include Greek and Cyrillic, unlike ScholaX (scholax has Greek glyphs filled in but they are unusable). The only slight disadvantage is losing a few latin-extended characters. But a user can always load a different font — such as Schola, even, if they are willing to sacrifice quality — if they need them.

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 13:11 Xavier Scheuer <x.scheuer@gmail.com <mailto:x.scheuer@gmail.com>> wrote:

   On Sun, 7 Jun 2020 at 08:47, Werner LEMBERG <wl@gnu.org
   <mailto:wl@gnu.org>> wrote:
    > Sounds like a sensible idea.  It seems that the TeX Gyre font are no
    > longer under development or maintenance; the last release is from
    > 2009.  The recent URW fonts are from 2016.
    > On the other hand, a switch to a new default is not urgent, since you
    > can always select the URW fonts explicitly for typesetting text.
    > So if you want to work on it, patches are highly welcomed :-)

   Oooh, that' s interesting!

   I recently came across the "ScholaX" LaTeX package which is also an
   extension of TeX Gyre Schola.
   https://ctan.org/pkg/scholax <https://ctan.org/pkg/scholax>

   The README file mentions:

   Changes in version 1.026
   1. Added a number of new glyphs to extend the coverage of the TS1
   2. Modified the sizes and positions of the tiddles on glyphs related
   to i and j to better match their appearance to those in the original
   URW++  clone of Century Schoolbook.

   I don't know if this project is related to C059, I haven't seen the
   mention anyway.
   The license is also LPPL.


-- Xavier Scheuer <x.scheuer@gmail.com <mailto:x.scheuer@gmail.com>>

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