Bug 41584 - Additional kerning pairs for Greek
Summary: Additional kerning pairs for Greek
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: DejaVu
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
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Assignee: Deja Vu bugs
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Reported: 2011-10-08 02:19 UTC by Pavel Farar
Modified: 2011-10-08 02:19 UTC (History)
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2011-10-08 02:19 UTC, Pavel Farar

Description Pavel Farar 2011-10-08 02:19:13 UTC
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I suggest adding kerning pairs between the Greek accents and
the capital Greek letters.

It would be useful for LaTeX, encoding LGR. The capital Greek
accented letters are composed from the accent and the capital
letter there. Now, the accent is very far from the letter and
it looks much different from the precomposed letters. It might
be useful also in other situations; but even if not, it shouldn't
break anything--it's a safe change.

I generated the needed kerning pairs from the font sources and I
provide them in the form of the afm files (they can be easily
imported by fontforge). The values are such
that the relative position of accent and letter (when composed
from these two parts) is the same as in the precomposed letter.
The changes are needed for the serif and sans serif family, the
monospaced family should be unchanged.

I'm sending also a sample of how different the combination
accent + letter is from the precomposed letters.

Please, let me know if you need more information or even in the
case that you won't use these extra kerning pairs.

Pavel Farar

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