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Re: [emacs-humanities] Optical Size Adjustment of Variable Fonts in Emac

From: Paul W. Rankin
Subject: Re: [emacs-humanities] Optical Size Adjustment of Variable Fonts in Emacs
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 00:09:56 +1000

> On 9 Apr 2021, at 11:59 pm, Oliver Taylor via Emacs-humanities 
> <emacs-humanities@gnu.org> wrote:
>> Strangely enough, I don't see that optical effect, neither on my
>> system nor in the images you provided in the blog.  I guess this could
>> be individual.
> I should probably have selected a font pairing, for the screenshots, that 
> makes it more obvious. 
> It is possible that the issue may be specific to Mac users with high DPI 
> screens, I’m not sure, I don’t have another machine to test on. Hopefully the 
> solution is generic enough to be applicable in a variety of circumstances.

I think it's just that after looking at monospace text for years you don't see 
the lack of kerning anymore. I remember when I first used monospace it was 
discombobulating that "I" should be the same width as "W".

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