Bug? Justifying causes LibreOffice to sometimes ignore kerning [closed]

asked 2014-05-13 23:50:46 +0100

tobyr21 gravatar image

I am writing a book using Baskerville 11 (a Mac font), and I have observed the same problem with Adobe Caslon 11 font: After a ligature, in justified paragraphs, the letter following a ligature may be too close to the ligature (and in the printed book, the visible effect is annoying to read).

I can see these errors in a PDF file made from LibreOffice. In one paragraph, the word "fix" appears twice. The Baskerville version put the x too close to the fi the first time; the Adobe Caslon version put the x too close to the fi the second time.

I have not tested this issue in unjustified paragraphs.

Has anyone seen this error? Is there a bug for it? I tried, but I am not good at looking at the libreoffice bug database. Thanks!

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2016-02-22 16:50:31.505405


This might be a kerning bug. How about you start by testing if this affects left aligned text as well?

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2014-05-15 21:02:18 +0100 )edit