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

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 22:36:39 +1000
Message-ID: <4FC765D7.5020103@mcc.id.au>
To: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
CC: 'Erik Dahlstrom' <ed@opera.com>, 'John Daggett' <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, 'Dirk Schulze' <dschulze@adobe.com>, 'Nikolas Zimmermann' <zimmermann@kde.org>, 'SVG public list' <www-svg@w3.org>
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).
Received on Thursday, 31 May 2012 12:37:30 UTC

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