[XeTeX] Kerning problems (?) with fixed-width fonts

Nikos Platis nplatis at freemail.gr
Mon Mar 2 10:33:04 CET 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 08:22, Alexey Kryukov <anagnost at yandex.ru> wrote:
> On Mon, 02 Mar 2009 01:20:41 +0200
> Nikos Platis wrote:
>> Now that I look better, Courier New does not seem to have the
>> problem, but Consolas surely does. It is better exemplified by typing
>> a url, e.g. www.xetex.org, where it can be seen that the dots are
>> moved to the left.
> I believe your problem occurs because TeX automatically adds some space
> at the right side of the full stop. You should enable \frenchspacing
> to prevent this.

No, that's not the solution (and, I believe, not the problem either).
Other monospaced fonts word as expected with or without the
\frenchspacing option.
>> Also the Consolas font does not seem to support
>> the Kerning option of fontspec (I receive a relevant warning). This
>> is a pitty, because Consolas is a nice constant-width font...
> That's natural, because kerning is mostly irrelevant for monospaced
> fonts.

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