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The kerning is sloppy, see "f ox".

Yeah in italics it's all over the place. It doesn't bother me so much for the other variants.

Windows Chrome appears to be ignoring the kerning tables in the True Type files, as 'fox' appears fine (for me) on everything else I'm testing on. If I've missed something please let me know.

Chrome doesn't shape text (ignoring kerning) if it contains entirely Latin text, as a questionable performance optimization that really reduces legibility of text (IMO). You can use "text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;" to force it to obey kerning.

These were taken in IE on Windows. The italic version seems far worse than the normal version, but they're all a bit wonky IMO.


Are you sure it's ignoring them? mansr said the kerning table is incomplete. Could it be that you were just lucky on everything you tested on?

Looks completely off in Chrome on Linux, too.

Chrome seems to ignore all kerning on all platforms. Firefox does a much better job.

Looks a bit off in Safari 7 too.

Looks good on Firefox/Linux.

Firefox/Linux here and looks bad: http://i.imgur.com/tYCJXxb.png

That's because the kerning tables in this font are woefully incomplete. The only pairs defined are "//", "Ke", "To", "We", "Ze", "Zo", "iz", "oz", "yp", "'r", and "'s".

Then again, Comic Sans from MS has no kerning at all.

How come then Libreoffice kerns it perfectly decent?

The "fo" pair looks decent, but many others leave a lot to be desired. I don't have an explanation for the differences though. Maybe Libreoffice is using a different layout engine.

In other words, it's the opposite of keming.

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