On So, 2004-11-21 at 12:06 -0500, bulia byak wrote:
> When a font doesn't have real small caps, they are the
> scaled to 70% of the original hight or the such. Now this way they are
> too thin and don't look all that good.
> I wonder what the result would be like, if you trace a letter with an
> outline that varies it's thickness with the slope of the outline.
> Ranging from 0 thicknes for horizontal to 100% thickness (how many pts
> that are is adjustable) for vertical lines. I have no clue, it that
> works, but I think it might look quite OK.
I don't think it's Inkscape business to fake small caps. A specialized
font editor such as FontForge will make small caps for you out of a
font, with proportional widening of strokes and other nice things.
Then you can use the new font everywhere.
Hmm, yeah, but that's not small caps on the fly. Since _most_ fonts ship
without real small caps, that is quite a lot of work and I have no clue
how to use them afterwards. Maybe it's pango business, though.