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Re: bug in fontinst 1.801: duplicated kernings (was: ae fonts Q)

Vladimir Volovich wrote:

> BTW: what do you mean here? Why/how are these kern tables
> compressable?

If a font has the same kern pairs for M and N (which, let's face it is
pretty likely) then fontinst will just generate the duplicate ligtable
for both, rather than combine them into one ligtable.  This makes a big
difference for some commercial type 1 fonts, which seem to have kern
entries for just about every pair of characters.  It's especially
noticable in small caps fonts.