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## New answers tagged kerning

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I made it changing the pos line to pos V \slash -100;.

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Probably an edge case in terms of non-invasiveness is modifying the TeX font metrics with the help of the kerntest package, which provides some helpful methods to visually assess the appropriate kerning amounts. The package will create a metrics file (mtx) that can be fed to fontinst, thus allowing to change the metrics without touching the font itself. The ...

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OpenType feature files We can create an OpenType feature file and use pos command for quite complex spacing and positioning modifications (including vertical ones). Kerning adjustments can be done traditionally (i.e. in pairs), or, more conveniently, using classes in which a number of variants of a glyph (a, ä, â...) get treated the same. The most basic ...

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microtype's \SetExtraKerning There is, of course, microtype and its \SetExtraKerning command. It might be argued that it's named a bit misleadingly, as its purpose is adjusting the left and right sidebearings of specific glyphs. This makes it an option in scenario (2), but it can't be used to fix (or add) a kerning pair or class. Contrary to what the manual ...

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If you modify your MWE to use article (to avoid artefacts of standalone) and add \showoutput to your document you will see that Text & MV/m \\ produces ........\T1/ppl/m/n/10 M ........\T1/ppl/m/n/10 V ........\T1/ppl/m/n/10 / ........\T1/ppl/m/n/10 m So there is no font-specified kern between V and / in that font. equation & $MV/m$\\ ...

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A few more thoughts in addition to Przemysław's answer: it should be noted that strictly speaking your question pertains to one particular font only (Computer Modern Roman 10, I suppose). Whether or not a pair of glyphs is strangely kerned is, of course, font-dependent. As far as CMR is concerned, I agree with Przemysław: CMR's kerning between a ° and a , ...

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Exercises 18.30 and 18.31 from the TeXbook suggest that we need no kerning: 18.30. $\sin18^\circ={1\over4}(\sqrt5-1)$. 18.31. $k=1.38065\times10^{-16}\rm\,erg\,K^{-1}$. We have correction neither before an equal sign nor after -1 in superscript.

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