[NTG-context] Adjusting Kerning/Spacing between Letter

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri May 27 11:20:23 CEST 2016


On 5/25/2016 9:44 AM, Meer, Hans van der wrote:
>
>> On 02 Jan 2015, at 11:42, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
>>
>> On 1/2/2015 12:56 AM, Malte Stien wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I am trying to typeset some strings in {\tt ...}, but they turn out to be pretty wide. So, I would like to compress those bits of text a little. Any hints on how I could do that locally, that is without adjusting the entire font.
>>
>> \starttext
>>    \definecharacterkerning[tight][factor=-.5]
>>
>>    test {\tt \setcharacterkerning[tight]tight} test
>>
>> \stoptext
>>
>> (Btw, there is a narrow monospaced lm font)
>
> I implemented it by redefining \tt:
>   \definecharacterkerning[tight][factor=-.075]
>   \let\oldtt=\tt
>   \def\tt{\setcharacterkerning[tight]\oldtt}
>
> However, I find this a bit of a kludge. But opinions may differ, of course.
> Can this be done in a more general way? For example by setting some font feature?

no, becasue it is independent of font features (and also less efficient 
that using a narrow tt font)

Hans

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