[Bug 503430] Incorrect Kerning in some applications

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Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|CLOSED                      |ASSIGNED
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |

--- Comment #5 from Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net>  2009-07-01 07:07:24 EDT ---
As an aside, OO.o devs posted on how to generate OO.o-compatible kerning in
fontforge here:


« Liberation 1.00 to 1.03 contained the traditional kern tables, but 1.04 did
neither contain them nor 
their newer GPOS.kern counterparts. Version 1.05 provides kerning details only
via GPOS, but not via 
the traditional tables. Since 1.05 onyl uses the "pair adjustment" type of
GPOS.kern there is no good 
reason they do not also provide the traditional tables.

Especially when considering the OpenType 1.06 specification, which is quite
clear on that topic: "Fonts 
intended for cross-platform use or for the Windows platform in general should
conform to the 'kern' 
table format". I support this notion.

@fyva: if you use fontforge to create your fonts please do not forget to enable
the "Traditional Kerning"
checkbox in File->GenerateFonts->Options->SFNT »

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