Issue 16261 - kerning for printer-resident fonts
Summary: kerning for printer-resident fonts
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: current
Hardware: PC Windows 98
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needhelp
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Reported: 2003-06-30 20:14 UTC by rjvbertin
Modified: 2014-02-20 11:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description rjvbertin 2003-06-30 20:14:03 UTC
This is about printing again.

StarOffice 5.2 had a 'feature' in which it refused to kern printer-resident 
fonts; this was supposedly to enhance wysiwygness. I can't remember whether this 
was only for type1 or (maybe) also for truetype fonts. It looks as if OpenOffice 
(1.1b2, at least under Windows 9x) still adheres to this point of view.

I would argue that if a softfont is installed on the host (whether truetype or 
type1), and this has kerning info available, than that kerning info could and 
should be used to enhance the printed appearance. There is still no need to 
download the font to the printer (if the system is so configured), only the 
relative positioning of the glyphs can be improved by taking the kerning into 
account. This is what professional applications like RagTime do.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2003-07-01 08:59:40 UTC
TM->BH: Please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:12:10 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
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Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:52:38 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".