Long time no see! I hope everyone is doing well.
I've noticed some things about Georgia. Forgive me if this is owing to my lack of technical knowledge. I'm anticipating an obvious answer.
1. Georgia in OS X Yosemite is at version 5.00x-4. That's a strange version number. Georgia in Windows 8.1 is at version 5.50 (or 5.51.) Why the difference in terms of the "x-4" at the end of the one that ships with OS X? Is it some "special" version for OS X? Isn't Georgia supposed to be the same, interchangeable cross-platform font?
The latest version that comes bundled with operating systems is the one in Windows 8.1, which is 5.51. Should I be using that instead (since it's newer?)
2. When I open Georgia 5.00x-4 in Glyphs, it indicates no kerning pairs. Fine. I heard that Georgia didn't ship with any kerning pairs. However, when I open Georgia 5.51 (that came with Windows) in Glyphs, it shows over five thousand pairs.
When I open either of them in, say, Textedit, and turn kerning off and on, neither version kerns.
There is a similar phenomenon with Verdana. However, both the OS X and Windows "versions" kern just fine.
I'd appreciate some clarification.