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When writing about Kerning, the word "Kerning" itself is a bad example, esp. when emphasised. Is there a way to improve the kerning between "K" and "e" once for all in a document?

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\documentclass[border=1pt]{standalone}
\begin{document}
\emph{Kerning} should work out better.
\end{document}
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    this is chosen by the font designer so you would need a differnt font, or make a virtual font (which could be done from the document in luatex) Aug 5, 2023 at 13:54
  • Sounds difficult.
    – AlexG
    Aug 5, 2023 at 13:55
  • Using another font does not need to be difficult. Use, e.g., \usepackage{XCharter} and the kerning of Kerning would be much better.
    – cabohah
    Aug 5, 2023 at 13:58
  • \usepackage{lmodern} is not hard Aug 5, 2023 at 13:58
  • @DavidCarlisle Or using lualatex, right?
    – AlexG
    Aug 5, 2023 at 14:02

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This is chosen by the font designer so you would need a different font, or make a virtual font (which could be done from the document in luatex)

lmodern is a very close variant of computer modern:

cmr:

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lmr (\usepackage{lmodern}):

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  • Computer Modern doesn't apply kerning between upper- and lowercase letters in the latin alphabet. I believe the original (non)decision was based on limited resources, i.e., very limited memory at the time of development. Aug 5, 2023 at 19:47

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