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New on CTAN: ty­poaid

Date: April 22, 2017 8:21:30 PM CEST
Daniele Ratti sub­mit­ted the ty­poaid pack­age. Ver­sion: 0.0.7 2017-04-21 Li­cense: lp­pl1.3c Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Macros for font di­ag­nos­tics An­nounce­ment text:
A new pack­age that mea­sures al­pha­bet lengths, em widths and ex heights, and that may be use­ful for mak­ing type­set­ting de­ci­sions. Fu­ture ver­sions will be able to sug­gest mea­sure and textblock height and to pro­vide di­ag­nos­tic tools.
The pack­age’s Cat­a­logue en­try can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/ty­poaid The pack­age’s files them­selves can be in­spected at http://mir­ror.ctan.org/macros/la­tex/con­trib/ty­poaid/
Thanks for the up­load. For the CTAN Team Pe­tra Rübe-Pugliese
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ty­poaid – Macros for font di­ag­nos­tics

This pack­age pro­vides macros for mea­sur­ing al­pha­bet lengths (i.e. the length oc­cu­pied by the char­ac­ters “abcd…xyz”), em-widths and ex-heights, which may help in mak­ing type­set­ting de­ci­sions.

The pack­age is com­pat­i­ble with pdf, Lua, and XeLaTeX, and will ac­cept font fam­ily switches de­fined via the fontspec pack­age.

The plan is that fu­ture ver­sions shall be able to pro­vide even more di­ag­nos­tic tools, and some Lua-spe­cific spe­cial com­mands, too.

The pack­age re­lies on the fol­low­ing other pack­ages: ex­pl3, ar­ray, book­tabs, and siu­nitx.

Pack­agety­poaid
Ver­sion0.4.7 2017-05-07
Main­tainer Daniele Ratti

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