{kerning} is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result.

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Properly breaking up ligatures using selnolig / LuaLaTeX

Currently I use the selnolig package together with LuaLaTeX to automatically break up ligatures. This works quite well regarding the fact that ligatures get broken up at the right places. Note however,...
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Unwanted kerning inside em-dash when using microtype

I'm using microtype together with XCharter font. I have to add some space around en-dash and this works perfectly. Now I introduced some em-dashes with '---' but these are rendered by pdflatex as an ...
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Alegreya font kerning problems

I have a question, whether there is some possibility to adjust kerning around some specific symbols without caring what symbols will be written next. Also, could I possibly adjust kerning only for ...
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Invisible text (\phantom) with kerning?

In my answer to another question, I've used an upside-down A as a V-with-strikethrough character. After playing with it a bit, I've realized that this doesn't give appropriate kerning if the character ...
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Kerning issue in soul \hl with \emph

The text is little squashed when using \hl with \emph, but only with particular words which makes me think this is a kerning issue? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{soul} \...
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LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS)

I'm probably missing something obvious. I'm using MacTeX 2014. I want to use the font Optima that ships with the Mac OS (10.8.5) -- it is a .ttc font. If I typeset the following TeX file I get no ...
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Pair kerning strategies in (pdf)LaTeX

I'm using the microtype package on pdfLaTeX and I'm wondering over the possibility to implement pair kerning, as opposed to single-character kerning, within the facilities provided by that package. If ...
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How can I add extra kerning around — (en-dash) in XeTeX

Is there a way to define some extra kerning around the en-dash – (Unicode) or -- (TeX ligature), when it is surrounded by digits in XeTeX? For – I can use the inter char tons, but this doesn’t work ...
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LaTeX kerning decisions

In his answer to this question, our friend @egreg explains: It happens that certain combination of letters have “bad” spacing. I have noticed this too. As I understand it, LaTeX is supposed to ...
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Subscript kerning for specific letters in XeLaTeX

I have used the following code, which is a minor modification of @egreg's code provided in Making f active in math mode, to change the subscript kerning for specific letters (e.g. f in this example). ...
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BibLaTeX’s supercite superscript reference above punctuation

I’d like to have the superscript numbers for citation when using \autocite{} on top of the punctuation sign (comma or full stop only; obviously it won’t work properly with exclamation or quotation ...
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Beamer with xltxtra: colliding characters in equation

I'm typesetting beamer with XeLaTeX. In equations, variable characters collide with their superscripts. Also, the parenthesised variable looks somewhat off-set – too far to the right. It looks good ...
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How to define command like "| (german) for greek language? --: allowhyphens, noligature, minimal space

For my polutonikogreek documents I want to use commands/shortcuts like the "| of germanb.ldf, which is \declare@shorthand{german}{"|}{\textormath{\penalty\@M\discretionary{-}{}{\kern.03em}\...
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After updating to MacTeX 2013, font size and kerning of Monotype Corsiva are strange

I knew I probably shouldn't have upgraded, being not very experienced, I always have to wade through strange errors. However, this is really weird. Here's my example: %!TEX TS-program = lualatex %!...
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How to combine fnpct with offset-adjustable footcite command?

The tufts-book class provides a \sidenote-command with an optional offset parameter, that allows the sidenote to be vertically adjusted. I use biblatex' \footcite command to get citations in the ...
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Why does kerning work with LuaLaTex but not XeLaTex for the same font?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{ifluatex} \usepackage{ifxetex} \usepackage{metalogo} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Bembo}[BoldFont = Bembo Bold] \...
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Generating ligature from the encoding file

I have an encoding file with some tex encoding, I have to use the ligature and kerning instruction for the encoding to make a replacement two char into a single ligature. It looks like the following: ...
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How to kern small caps with italics or regular characters?

Theoretical question Why are small caps and italics of the same typeface treated as if they were absolutely different (and, as a consequence, they aren't properly kerned)? I know no —so to speak— «...
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\namedglyph disables kerning

In XeLaTeX, I am using \namedglyph to test unencoded glyphs in a font I'm designing. Unfortunately, namedglyphs don't kern: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \begin{document} WAW W\...
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apply spacing rules of a usual character to a special one

My question is, in short: how to apply the spacing rules for the french guillemets «, » to the single guillemet ‹ and ›, when I enter them directly from the keyboard (or copy paste) ? the spacing ...
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Kerning when inserting symbols from another font

I have a METAFONT that implements the shavian alphabet mapping ASCII characters to shavian glyphs, for example the t is the shavian letter 'tot'. I have mapped the shavian letter's unicode ...