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Re: [Freefont-bugs] Re: FreeFont numerals

From: Roozbeh Pournader
Subject: Re: [Freefont-bugs] Re: FreeFont numerals
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 17:01:36 +0330 (IRT)

On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Primoz PETERLIN wrote:

> The difference between URW++ Nimbus family (from which Freefont has
> evolved) and Adobe Times/Helvetica is that the numerals in Nimbus are
> kerned, while in Helvetica and Times they are not. So the question, as I
> understand it, is whether we need the kerning information for numerals
> which we inherited from URW++ Nimbus, or should we throw it away? Does
> anybody else experiences problems like the ones described above?

We should throw away the kerning information for digits, or we will have
lots of bug reports later. That's my opinion. I hate to see digit kerning
unless I specifically ask for it (through some OpenType special feature,
for example).


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