[Rd] Re: [R] MetaPost device?

Thomas J Vogels Thomas Vogels <tov@ece.cmu.edu>
07 Apr 2000 10:53:35 -0400

Ross Ihaka <ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz> writes:

> On Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 06:29:08PM +0200, Guido Masarotto wrote:
> >   The problem with MetaPost (if I understand well) is how
> >   you do get metric information about the fonts. 
> The metric info problem is what stoped me writing the XFig driver.
> Which metrics do you use for Times-Roman for example -- the X11 metrics
> or the PostScript metrics?

I'll be sorry for this naive question, but if you limited the fonts
in the FIG output to LaTeX fonts, couldn't you use the LaTeX font
information?  (This doesn't solve the problem that what you see in an
X11 device is not what you get with dev.print which may or may not be
a good thing.)


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