bugFree UCS Outline Fonts - Bugs: bug #42465, Spacing of OldStyle Numbers


bug #42465: Spacing of OldStyle Numbers

Submitted by:  Rosella Capriotti <rosy58>
Submitted on:  Fri 30 May 2014 09:45:27 AM UTC  
Category:  individual character(s) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  letter positioning poor Status:  Need info
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  development

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Sat 31 May 2014 11:58:07 PM UTC, comment #2:

Hi Rosella,

First, you mean "spacing", not "kerning". Kerning is a process by which the normal spacing is reduced (usually), based on the shapes of consecutive letters.

We'll need more information to see what you mean.
Could you provide a LaTeX file or an HTML file?

This is a complicated issue. You know, besides modern vs old-style figures, there are tabular-spacing vs lining, and these can be mixed. In tabular spacing (default in FreeFont) the 1 has rateher wide space around it.

Attached find an HTML test that Emmanual made last year, which compares number forms.

(file #31479)

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Fri 30 May 2014 09:49:05 AM UTC, comment #1:

OK, here are two practical example: try typing 1986 in both od style and lining figures. You'll notice in the former kerning between 1 and 9 seems too wide.

Also 10 surrounded by brackets: with old style figures it looks like kerning between ( and 1 is too wide as well as the one between 0 and ).

I hope you get the picture.

Rosella Capriotti <rosy58>
Fri 30 May 2014 09:45:27 AM UTC, original submission:

Hello Steve,

Following your request, I opened a new bug report about the kerning of OldStyle Numbers. However, I haven't posted any image or TeX file because by casting a glance at the text I just have the hunch that OldStyle Numbers utilize the kerning designed for Lining Numbers and this doesn't look proper to me but maybe it's just the way it should be.


Rosella Capriotti <rosy58>


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    2014-05-31 Stevan_White Attached File- => Added Features.html, #31479
        StatusNone => Need info
        Assigned toNone => Stevan_White
        Release2012-05-03 => development
        SummaryKerning of OldStyle Numbers => Spacing of OldStyle Numbers

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