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Direc­tory macros/latex/contrib/kerntest


Print tables and generate mtx files that help to adjust kernings

This class makes it easy to generate tables that show many different
kerning pairs of an arbitrary font, usable by LaTeX.
It shows the kerning values that are used by the the font by default.

In addition, this class enables the user to alternate the kernings
and to observe the results.
Kerning pairs can be defined for groups of similar glyphs at once.
Automatically, an mtx file is generated that can be loaded by
fontinst to introduce the user-made kernings into the virtual font
for LaTeX.

The current version is really slow! Please be patient.

Copyright 2004 Harald Harders

This program can be redistributed and/or modified under the terms
of the LaTeX Project Public License Distributed from CTAN
archives in directory macros/latex/base/lppl.txt; either
version 1.3 of the License, or any later version.


automatic: - run make install

by hand: - execute latex on kerntest.ins
         - copy kerntest.cls and *.clo to a place LaTeX can find it
         - copy kerntest.pdf to the documentation tree of your 
           TeX implementation
         - run texhash or the corresponding command of your distribution

Harald Harders

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kern­test – Print ta­bles and gen­er­ate con­trol files to ad­just kern­ings

This class makes it easy to gen­er­ate ta­bles that show many dif­fer­ent kern­ing pairs of an ar­bi­trary font, us­able by LaTeX. It shows the kern­ing val­ues that are used in the font by de­fault.

In ad­di­tion, this class en­ables the user to al­ter the kern­ings and to ob­serve the re­sults. Kern­ing pairs can be de­fined for groups of sim­i­lar glyphs at the same time. An mtx file is gen­er­ated au­to­mat­i­cally. The mtx file may then be loaded by fontinst to in­tro­duce the user-made kern­ings into the vir­tual font for later use in LaTeX.

Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerHar­ald Harders
Con­tained inTeX Live as kern­test
MiKTeX as kern­test
Topics sup­port for font de­vel­op­ment, test­ing and char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion
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