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comment Disallowing line break before dash (en dash and em dash)
@Andrey Vihrov: Russian and Latvian traditionally had entirely different symbols for dashes and hyphen. @Ulrike Fischer: German DIN is changed many times, so what is tradition, and what is correct... The new standard DIN 5008 suggest hyphen for ranges.
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answered Everyday LaTeX and workflow?
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comment Disallowing line break before dash (en dash and em dash)
@przemoc: 1) En dash is never surrounded by spaces. It's always surrounded by characters. 2) It's not good to brake neither after En dash, nor before it. Better both words, or numbers, before and after the En dash to be on the same line. 3) Em dash is treated as the hyphen not only in polish, but as far as I know, in all European languages.
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comment Outlining (filling) glyph outline with text in TikZ
You have 5 "natural" ways to anchor a pixel - 4 corners and 1 center. The same goes for the letters. So we have 25 "natural" ways of rasterizing and arranging the letters. And of course, infinitely many "unnatural" ways. Even in the limit of infinite rasterization resolution we still have 5 "natural" ways to anchor a letter. These 5 anchoring will produce different images. And the letters aren't square like pixels.
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comment Outlining (filling) glyph outline with text in TikZ
@przemoc: I always try to write for benefits of all. So: 1) Writing a new question you will get new good answers. Editing the old question will not. 2) Think about how your question will be useful to the others. Thats why questions are good to be as short and as clear as possible. Edit the question only for improvement, not for changing. Changing it confuses everybody. 3) I prefer Andrew Stacey's solution as the most practical one, and voted for it. But Leo Liu's solution is the only exact solution inside TeX. Yet the site here isn't for ImageMagick, FontForge or FreeType 2, but for TeX.
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comment Outlining (filling) glyph outline with text in TikZ
Rasterization depends on the algorithm used. For sure font renderers use different rasterization algorithms than ImageMagic, so the result will differ. And also the font renderer uses square dots, but not general rectangle shapes. I think, ImageMagic can't read the fonts hinting. But if it can - than the result will not be based on the outline.
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comment Outlining (filling) glyph outline with text in TikZ
SVG fonts use quadratic Bezier curves, while PS Type 1 fonts use cubic Bezier curves - some information is lost. So, the solution trough SVG font is an approximate, the same way rasterization is. And thats normal, because SVG fonts are made only for on screen viewing, but not for print.
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comment Outlining (filling) glyph outline with text in TikZ
@przemoc: I know, I answered without refreshing the browser first. But what I said still holds. Now it's this way. The only correct answer to your question (Leo Liu's) has nothing to do with your new question. So, this is too big change for a question. I think, it's better to revert the question to it's original state and ask a new question.
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comment Outlining (filling) glyph outline with text in TikZ
@przemoc: As Leo Liu mentioned - "The key is the outline itself". I won't write an answer, but here: Your question has nothing to do with TikZ, just learn FreeType 2. Yes, if you get the points, rendering them in TikZ is just trivial. There are 3 types of fonts - Metafont, PS Type 1, True Type. For Metafont read MetaFog: Converting METAFONT Shapes to Contours, for the other - FreeType 2. SVG fonts use quadratic Bezier curves, while PS Type 1 fonts use cubic Bezier curves - information is lost. Rasterizing depends on if the hints are used.