When entering lyrics, I’ve noticed that words with apostrophes within a single syllable (like “He’d” or “o’er”) result in very tight kerning. The apostrophe seems to get almost no space, and the syllable looks cramped - almost like a typo. Finale has always given me the same result.
By contrast, MS Word adds a slight padding for the apostrophe, which looks a lot more pleasing.
Any chance the apostrophe could be given a little more wiggle room?
Edit: this happens with Minion Pro, which is my preferred lyric font. But Academico looks much better. Hmm, built-in padding for apostrophes could present a problem, since different fonts seem to give different results. Or maybe it’s entirely within the font, and there’s no way to address it.