[XeTeX] Kerning support

Kyungjun Lee kjoonlee at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 11:00:10 CEST 2008

Hi, this sounds a lot like inter character tokens. I can't get it
working, though.

On 4/17/08, John Was <john.was at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Hello
> I sense that the next TeXLive is fairly imminent, and wonder if it will
> include any support for individual kerning pairs that users could apply to a
> font (without going into the font's own tables themselves) at the point of
> invoking it with the \font command.  This has come up a few times in the
> list, and I would personally find it extremely useful in fine-tuning the
> appearance of a font to be able to construct a table of pairs in a simple
> file that is applied when the font is being used.
> For example, people have noticed that Minion Pro produces very tight spacing
> in some contexts where a closing quotation mark/apostrophe is adjacent to
> punctuation, and rather than inserting a global \kern 0.075em (or whatever)
> at every occurrence it would be neater to solve the problem with a separate
> list, which could be tweaked and added to as problems come up - and also of
> course removed if future releases of the font turn out to have dealt with
> the matter.
> Best
> John

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