Consider the following snippets featuring the kerning between
L' and the following word
expérience, which is a common occurrence in French, for several classic fonts, as well as the relatively new Roboto for comparison.
Note how tight is that kerning
L' for the font Hoefler compared to all the others. This was created with Apple Pages on MacOS Sierra but I get the same result on iOS 10.3, and the same result in Safari on both platforms. Is it by design of the font that this space is so tight? Or is this a bug in the particular version of the OS I am using?