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Re: track kerning

On Tue, 06 Jun 2000 17:29:25 -0400, Berthold K.P. Horn wrote:

>This must a very old, or a very unusual font.
>These days most fonts give kerning pairs instead.


At small sizes, adding some general positive kerning
may improve readability.  OTOH, at large sizes most 
fonts need to be typeset a bit tighter, so as not to 
look like "letterspaced".  And "track kerning" is the
quantitative description of this strategy, for a 
particular typeface.

[Unfortunately, doing so is not easy with TeX, and it 
isn't automatically supported by fontinst, either.]

best wishes