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Re: should we remove the kerning property in favour of font-kerning?

From: Nikolas Zimmermann <zimmermann@kde.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 10:41:50 +0200
Cc: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>, 'Erik Dahlstrom' <ed@opera.com>, 'John Daggett' <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, 'Dirk Schulze' <dschulze@adobe.com>, 'SVG public list' <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-id: <F9ED4374-0258-4AAB-A755-A05F1C559275@kde.org>
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>

Am 31.05.2012 um 14:36 schrieb Cameron McCormack:

> David Dailey:
>> By the way there are instances in which illustrators have set kerning to negative numbers for certain pairs of glyphs to intentionally overlap certain characters for artistic effect. That would be a nice addition.
> That is definitely possible with a negative letter-spacing value in combination with turning off automatic kerning with font-kerning:none (when that property is implemented).

Agreed. In WebKit the 'kerning' value is just an extra letter-spacing, so its really redundant.

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