# [NTG-context] Problem with German quotes and kerning

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Fri Jan 27 10:43:16 CET 2006

Taco,

I hate doing it, but I have to disagree ;-) I was trying to fix this
kerning issue for one of the (commercial) fonts I'm using often. If
ConTeXt doesn't handle this kerning issue right, there is no
incentive to correct the situation because nobody gains anything from
improvements. So my 2 cents: First ConTeXt has to handle kerning in
this situation, then we can go and improve the fonts. And of course
you're right: \quotesinglebase cum suis has to have kerning as well.

Best

Thomas

On Jan 27, 2006, at 9:51 AM, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> Well, if there was correct kerning in the font, then ConTeXt
> could at least attempt to do the right thing. As is, all efforts
> in this area are wasted because not even the font itself is
> right. Until that is fixed, there is no gain to be had from
> fixing the current status quo (the font should also have
> a kern between \quotesinglebase and itself, btw)
>
> Cheers, Taco