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Manual Reference Pages  -  PDF::API3::COMPAT::API2::BASIC::TTF::KERN (3)

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NAME

PDF::API3::Compat::API2::Basic::TTF::Kern - Kerning tables

CONTENTS

DESCRIPTION

Kerning tables are held as an ordered collection of subtables each giving incremental information regarding the kerning of various pairs of glyphs.

The basic structure of the kerning data structure is:



    $kern = $f->{kern}{tables}[$tnum]{kerns}{$leftnum}{$rightnum};



Due to the possible complexity of some kerning tables the above information is insufficient. Reference also needs to be made to the type of the table and the coverage field.

INSTANCE VARIABLES

The instance variables for a kerning table are relatively straightforward.
Version Version number of the kerning table
Num Number of subtables in the kerning table
tables Array of subtables in the kerning table

  Each subtable has a number of instance variables.

kern

A two level hash array containing kerning values. The indexing is left value and then right value. In the case of type 2 tables, the indexing is via left class and right class. It may seem using hashes is strange, but most tables are not type 2 and this method saves empty array values.

type

Stores the table type. Only type 0 and type 2 tables are specified for TrueType so far.

coverage

A bit field of coverage information regarding the kerning value. See the TrueType specification for details.

Version

Contains the version number of the table.

Num

Number of kerning pairs in this type 0 table.

left

An array indexed by glyph - left_first which returns a class number for the glyph in type 2 tables.

right

An array indexed by glyph - right_first which returns a class number for the glyph in type 2 tables.

left_first

the glyph number of the first element in the left array for type 2 tables.

right_first

the glyph number of the first element in the right array for type 2 tables.

num_left

Number of left classes

num_right

Number of right classes

METHODS

CW$t->read

Reads the whole kerning table into structures

CW$t->out($fh)

Outputs the kerning tables to the given file

CW$t->XML_element($context, CW$depth, CW$key, CW$value)

Handles outputting the kern hash into XML a little more tidily

BUGS

o Only supports kerning table types 0 & 2.
o No real support functions to do anything with the kerning tables yet.

AUTHOR

Martin Hosken Martin_Hosken@sil.org. See PDF::API3::Compat::API2::Basic::TTF::Font for copyright and licensing.

POD ERRORS

Hey! <B>The above document had some coding errors, which are explained below:B>
Around line 64: You can’t have =items (as at line 68) unless the first thing after the =over is an =item
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