Operating system: Linux-5.0.0-27-generic-x86_64-with-debian-buster-sid 64 Bits
Graphics card: Quadro RTX 5000/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 418.56
Broken: version: 2.81 (sub 10), branch: master, commit date: 2019-09-12 08:59, hash: rBa22c2ceb0fee
Short description of error
Blender's text objects ignore kerning data included in font files. This optically increases space between glyphs with round or overhanging shapes.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Simply create a new text object, the issue is already clearly visible in the placeholder text, between the letters 'T' and 'e'.