Bug 137204 - [SVG -> OTF Converter] Converter outputs 'kern' tables instead of GPOS tables
Summary: [SVG -> OTF Converter] Converter outputs 'kern' tables instead of GPOS tables
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Layout and Rendering (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: Unspecified Unspecified
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
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Blocks: 156148
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Reported: 2014-09-28 20:36 PDT by Myles C. Maxfield
Modified: 2016-04-05 14:38 PDT (History)
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Description Myles C. Maxfield 2014-09-28 20:36:42 PDT
Technically, 'kern' isn't in the OTF spec. GPOS is instead.
Comment 1 Myles C. Maxfield 2015-04-06 10:34:14 PDT
Windows doesn't read kern tables
Comment 2 Myles C. Maxfield 2016-02-25 13:05:54 PST
This is causing fast/text/svg-font-face-with-kerning.html to fail on Windows with the SVG -> OTF Converter.
Comment 3 Myles C. Maxfield 2016-04-04 15:57:43 PDT
I think the quote that is most relevant is

"OpenType™ fonts containing CFF outlines are not supported by the 'kern' table and must use the 'GPOS' OpenType Layout table." from https://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/kern.htm