# KOMA-script titlepage misaligned author

I'd like to set the titlepage of a koma-script scrbook left-aligned, i.e. \raggedright. I do this using \addtokomafont as follows:

\documentclass[]{scrbook}

\title{My title}
\author{My name}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}


However, what I get is an author name that seems to horizontally offset by about 0.2cm:

Any suggestions why this is and how I can avoid it? Of course, I could add a \hspace{-0.2cm} to \author{} but that feels like an ugly workaround.

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This is how the author is typeset:

{\Large \lineskip 0.75em
\begin{tabular}[t]{c}
\@author
\end{tabular}\par}


i.e., using a tabular and a tabular inserts \tabcolsep. You are seeing the tabcolsep on the left side. Making it zero like

\addtokomafont{author}{\raggedright\setlength{\tabcolsep}{0pt}}


solves the problem.

\documentclass[]{scrbook}
\usepackage{showframe}  %% just for demo