Palatino Linotype and Capital Letters

Apologies if this has been mentioned before, but I’ve noticed that the Palatino Linotype font used in Scrivener for Windows has an extra “half space” worth of space after each capital letter. Is there something wrong with the font, or is there a setting somewhere which would control this? I’ve only seen it on this particular font, although it could be on others.

Anyway, thanks for a great product!


Interesting. I can confirm that this is the case. Short tests of Calibri, Courier New, Comic Sans, and Palatino Linotype in Scrivener, MS Word, and Nota Bene show this phenomenon occurring in Palatino Linotype in Scrivener, and not otherwise. I did this at 48 points to make sure I could see any differences, and at that size it’s quite clear.

5 years later, and this problem still seems to exist.

I just purchased Scrivener today and noticed this problem pretty quickly while reading through the tutorial. However, from what I can see, it’s happening with other fonts, as well, but is just particularly noticeable with Palatino Linotype.

For example, I can see it happening in the notes page for the default screenplay format template in the heading “Making Changes” which is in the Arial font. If you copy and paste that text into MS Word it will be kerned in a more normal way. There are definitely a number of other fonts where I don’t see it happening at all though, such as with another standard Microsoft font, “Tahoma.”

Has anyone figured out a way to fix this?

It’s extremely bothersome that the kerning is off for capital letters for so many fonts. Palatino, a very popular font, and normally pleasing, is very affected by this issue.