[XeTeX] inconsistant kerning

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri Sep 22 13:46:56 CEST 2006

> On 21 Sep 2006, at 5:41 pm, Florian Grammel wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> a house-font of ours sometimes seemed to forget *some* kerning
>> information when typesetting with XeLaTeX. I suspected this to be a
>> problem with the font and tried to fiddle around with it, but without
>> any results. Then I found out, that some of the other -- professional
>> -- fonts sometimes display the same odd behaviour, too.
>> Some testing came down to the result, that this only happens
>> - with punctuation after capital letters (but I haven't tested for
>> that thoroughly)
>> - in the middle of a paragraph
>> - when the font in question is Open Type, True Type based
>> In the example below the sequence "V." would have proper kerning in
>> the beginning of the paragraph, but not in the middle of it. Note
>> that all other kerning-pairs seem to be ok (I haven't measured that
>> out though).

The latest code in Subversion (rev. 369) should fix this bug, for any  
who care to build a new executable; this will be included in the next  


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