Hi Hans, Bill, Yes, I'm personally aware of how PDF works.
This came from Pablo, who has since told me he was *not* referring to PDF files, but EPUB books. So he is referring to the native font renderer. That's all I know about it, except that kerning works on my own reader. Anyway, this really isn't a question for this forum. On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM, Bill Meahan <subscribed_li...@meahan.net>wrote: > 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. > > > -- > Bill Meahan > Westland, Michigan USA > > > ______________________________**______________________________** > _______________________ > If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to > the Wiki! > > maillist : email@example.com / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/** > listinfo/ntg-context <http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context> > webpage : http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://tex.aanhet.net > archive : > http://foundry.supelec.fr/**projects/contextrev/<http://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/contextrev/> > wiki : http://contextgarden.net > ______________________________**______________________________** > _______________________ >
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