[XeTeX] Kerning support

Adam Twardoch list.adam at twardoch.com
Fri Apr 18 15:06:56 CEST 2008

Changing one or two kerning pair values in your own local copies of a 
font is trivial using
(just convert the font to XML, change the values using a text editor and 
convert the font back to OTF). The license agreement for Adobe fonts 
allows that.


Will Robertson wrote:
> On 17/04/2008, at 6:43 PM, John Was wrote:
>> I think intercharacter tokens could be problematic
> Yeah; as Jonathan pointed out to me when this feature was first 
> introduced, interchar tokens are inserted regardless of the font; it 
> would be possible to detect the font and conditionally insert the 
> kerning, but that would mess up other uses for the interchar feature 
> (namely, detecting when a certain script changes).
> So while you could do it for an ad hoc purpose, it's really not the 
> way to go :)
> Will
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