Font rendering oddities: is this already known?

Stefan Knorr (Astron) heinzlesspam at
Wed Apr 4 08:37:09 PDT 2012

Hi Olivier, all,

I believe what you see are the effects of "pair kerning." (Kerning
means to move glyphs closer together/wider apart to make them _seem_
equally far apart as every other letter in that line. The traditional
example is "VA," which without kerning would look more like "V A".)

I any case, you can turn that off like so:

Why LibreOffice does pair kerning instead of kerning whole lines or at
least words, I have no idea.

Hope that helps,

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