# Open parenthesis followed by j produces “crash” (slight overlap of glyphs)

Using the Termes font in a large dictionary project, the open parenthesis and lower case Roman j glyphs are often in contact, and my proofreader has asked me to fix the problem, which she calls a "crash". I've tried inserting a small space manually in these places, but I wonder if there's another solution. Italics are not involved, so I see that italic correction will not work, but perhaps there is something similar for inappropriate touching between ( and j?

The text is `raggedright`; I'd prefer not to make any substantial changes to the rest of the code.

Example:

``````\usepackage{tgtermes}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
...
to inlay (\tiny{~}\normalsize jewels
to inlay (jewels
...
``````

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This should probably be reported to the developers of the TeX Gyre fonts. `\kern.1em` would probably be better than `\tiny{~}\normalfont`, however. – egreg Jun 26 '12 at 15:36
`\tiny` does not take an argument so `(\tiny{~}\normalsize j` would be better written as `({\tiny~}j` but better still would be something like `(\kern0.1em j` so it automatically adjusted to the current font size. The more automatic (but more involved) version would be to modify or make a vf file that adjusted the font metrics to add a kern. (I think xetex or luatex could do this without making a vf file) – David Carlisle Jun 26 '12 at 15:39
@egreg: Sorry, but how do I report an issue to the font developers? – brannerchinese Jun 26 '12 at 16:09
The documentation says to contact Bogusław Jackowski: `B_Jackowski` AT `gust` DOT `org` DOT `pl` – egreg Jun 26 '12 at 16:30
@egreg: Done; thanks. – brannerchinese Jun 26 '12 at 18:31

## 1 Answer

The solution, provided by @egreg and @David Carlisle in comments, is to use

``````(\kern0.1em j
``````

Works like a dream; actually exactly like a dream. Here's a comparison of the outputs; the manual kerning is second.

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