kerning in slanted/unslanted founts

Alan Jeffrey
Fri, 06 Nov 1998 12:15:08 -0600

Chris Rowley wrote:

> But, as Lars said more quantitatively, kern values do not depend only
> on what happens horizontally.  The visual nearness of two shapes
> depends on "non-horizontal relationships" between black pixels, and
> these are not preserved by skew transformations.

OK, point taken.  But, as Lars also pointed out, there's not much
fontinst can do here, since it only `knows' about bounding boxes. 
Trying to compute visual distances between glyphs is a bit beyond both
me and the software...

Alan Jeffrey, CTI, DePaul University, 243 S Wabash, Chicago IL 60604