[lltx] Kerning OTF fonts: 2 other problems

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Sun Feb 27 18:50:04 CET 2011

Am Sun, 27 Feb 2011 07:50:48 +0100 schrieb Heilmann, Till A.:

> Thanks to your help, I am making progress adjusting the kerning of  
> OpenType fonts. There are still some problems, though ...
> 1. Curiously, adjusting the kerning does not work for some letter  
> pairs and I cannot see a pattern here. Adjusting "ei", for example,  
> works just fine but "ev" does not. I got the same results with two  
> different fonts (TeX Gyre Bonum and Linux Libertine), so I think it  
> is not a font issue but a Lua(La)TeX one.

I think it is the font. I don't know much about open type fonts and
features etc, but a look at the kerning information of "e" in
fontforge seems to indicate that a kern for "ev" and "ew" already
exists, and I think this kern "wins". 

Ulrike Fischer 

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