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Re: preliminary EuroTeX paper

At 04:27 PM 97/12/11 GMT, Chris Rowley wrote:

>But that is also true for kerning between ord and close or ord and
>open, which TeX does support (although with the current encodings the
>first of these is rarely used in traditional maths); with regard to
>the latter, does cmr have kerns before <open-parenthesis> (OK, I know I
>can look for myself but perhaps others on this list know the (V)PL
>files by heart:-).

There are no kern pairs in CMEX*; and CMSY* only has bogus kern pairs 
used to hide the accent position information  (CMMI* has some `real' kern 
pairs).  (Also, boundary characters came after CM, so w.r.t. to what
would the kern pairs be for the parens?)

>I had always assumed that the large delimiters have larger
>side-bearings so that kerning is not so important.

The sure do, on the `outer side'.

Regards, Berthold.