Math font adventures

I’ve been obsessing over why integral subscript and superscripts look ugly in #SILE and not in LuaTeX, although I respect the OpenType standard.

Then I found a paragraph in LuaTeX’s manual that basically says “Yeah their placement should use the font kerning parameters, but not all fonts implement that so we just tweak the positioning parameters in a non-standard way to make integrals look nice.”

😭

Today, turned mathematical typesetting into a package of #SILE, and documented it. 😊 Math typesetting in mainline SILE soon maybe 🤞

Adding to #SILE something you can’t live without: stretchy parentheses! (and all other vertically stretchable glyphs)

The video (in French) and the slides (in English) of my talk “Automatically Proving Microkernel Security” at RESSI are available on my homepage https://otini.chnik.fr/

I've tried out the new monadic operators in OCaml, it's not bad.

entire code https://gist.github.com/OlivierNicole/4e68b449a3df852b04125fe88343dbda

before/after using the `let*` operator:

- languages
- EN, sometimes FR

- pronouns
- he (EN) • il (FR)

- website
- https://otini.chnik.fr

- Matrix
- otini:tedomum.net

Typography dilettante. PhD student in computer science, trying to prove that some programs do not have some bugs. I also like tea, type systems and logic.

Joined Dec 2017