when using the following example I get (probably not surprisingly) overlapping between single quotes and the letter at the beginning of a word (for example starting with A) or the end of a word (for example ending with f). Since I have to use the single quotes in this form quite a lot, how can I avoid this? Is is only font specific? If so, how can I avoid that with Adobe Garamond? Which options do I have to choose?

I am using XeLaTeX.


\documentclass[twoside=true, headsepline, 11pt, headings=small, ngerman, toc=graduated, mpinclude=false, headinclude, footinclude=false, ilines, BCOR=12mm, DIV=9]{scrbook}

\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Adobe Garamond Pro}
\setsansfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Adobe Garamond Pro}


  • Not related to your problem but simply an advice: Don't load xunicode before fontspec. Actually you don't need to load at all fontspec and xltxtra will do it anyway. May 26, 2011 at 10:57

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It seems that the font lacks proper kerning pairs for the RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK.



I get decent results.

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