[luatex] Bug in LuaTeX regarding Math Kerning

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jun 7 22:02:10 CEST 2016

On 6/7/2016 4:09 PM, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> Am Tue, 7 Jun 2016 15:17:56 +0200 schrieb Mathias Schickel:
>>> I did not test Windows or MikTeX and I have tested various OpenType
>>> fonts and all of them showed up the same behavior.
> I can confirm the problem for windows and miktex. And this context
> example (from a minimals of today) has wrong kerning too:
> \starttext
> \startformula F_j = \int\nolimits_a^b \stopformula
> \stoptext
> It is perhaps related to this discussion:
> https://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2016/085765.html

It has to do with the fact that only a few fonts currently provide math 
kerns (cambria does, as does lucida). The lm fonts use a mixture of
(old school) fake width + italics to do kerning, and pagella has none of 
it. The next version of the gyre/lm fonts will be fixed in this respect. 
So, some patience is needed.


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