[lucida] Lucida Kerning
karl at freefriends.org
Fri May 19 21:05:44 CEST 2006
is absolutely no kerning in combinations such as "To", "T-", "Ko"
etc which I think would be beneficial. Is this as designed?
Lucida has probably existed in thousands of instantiations over the
years. Which versions have how much kerning is probably pretty random.
I can ask Chuck and Kris about it, for historical interest.
I just checked Lucida Bright and Sans regular (hlsr8y.tfm and
hlhr8y.tfm, if I got the names right) and I see no kerns at all.
Yikes. I'll have to look at Y&Y's original files to see if they were
dropped, or never existed. I fear changing the metrics now, though.
metric files for Lucida from Y&Y, however that link is now broken.
What link, what alternative metrics? I don't recall seeing anything in
the Y&Y stuff talking about Lucida kerning, though I could have missed it.
Also, I have not fully figured out how to make
these changes known to latex
I've often wished there was a TeX-level command to insert kerns into a
font. Would make a lot of things simpler.
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