Bug#351917: tetex-extra: \textasciitilde is too high in cmtt
On 2006-02-13 17:19:43 +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Package: tetex-extra
> > Version: 3.0-13
> > Severity: normal
> > \textasciitilde is too high in cmtt, making URLs look strange with
> > the url package when using T1 encoding. The tilde should be lowered
> > for consistency with other fonts.
> That's a matter of taste. To me, the raised tilde looks much more
> natural, and anyway the math simile used in url.sty looks much too thin
> to me, whereas the tilde is considerably stronger.
I preferred the tilde from cmtt, but lowered. For instance, adding
to Url@T1encSpecials was OK for me. But Donald didn't want it.
> > (I originally reported the problem to Donald Arseneau, suggesting
> > to lower the tilde as he did for OT1, but he didn't want to "have
> > url.sty redesigning every font that it comes across".)
> Hm, well, someone should probably tell Donald that the LaTeX team
> recommends not to use OT1 at all, but T1 in general (unless a specific
> other encoding is needed, of course). So if he only redesigns one font,
> it should be the EC versions of Computer Modern.
I think that Donald was speaking of the other T1 fonts (the patch
I was proposing didn't touch OT1).
Another question is that: what should be changed? url.sty? or the
font itself, i.e. a lowered tilde (for a better consistency with
what Unicode gives as an example[*] -- and better look)?
Vincent Lefèvre <firstname.lastname@example.org> - Web: <http://www.vinc17.org/>
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