On 11/30/2012 11:05 AM, Hans Hagen wrote:
On 11/30/2012 10:58 AM, Steve White wrote:

5) There was also a report that OpenType kerning doesn't work in some
E-Book readers (I know this isn't the forum for that, but ...) .  My
iriver Story kerns very nicely text in FreeSerif.  Can I get an example
of an E-reader for which kerning fails?  (I really don't doubt that they
exist!)

Natively I suppose? If a pdf file is viewed on an ebook reader it's not the ereader's issue.

Hans

PDF preserves typography IF the fonts are on the machine or embedded in the document. That includes kerning.

EPUB and Kindle are based on XHTML and pay no attention to any typography or kerning set by the creator. The *user* chooses the typeface and line-spacing while the text width is either the width of the screen or the width of the window if run on PC,Mac &al. Any kerning is strictly a function of the E-reader and the particular typeface ("font") chosen by the user.

The EPUB3 spec alleviates this somewhat as it allows font embedding.


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Bill Meahan
Westland, Michigan USA

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