Kerning differences in QXP 7 and 8

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Kerning differences in QXP 7 and 8

Postby adydog » 21 Jul 2014, 08:22

I recently created a job in 8.5.1 and had to supply the file in 7.3, so why is there a difference in the kerning values after the drop cap (both are minus 30). Please see attachment.

One thing I did notice is that when I kerned in 8.5, the value seemed to be based on the size of the larger drop cap, but in 7.3 it was much less, so must have been to the values of the 12pt body copy.

Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Kerning differences in QXP 7 and 8

Postby Jean-Marie Schwartz » 28 Jul 2014, 03:06

Hi! As far as I remember this "issue" came up along with the OT support. With v8 the default settings were set to kern after OT's fonts settings. If you check Preferences you'll see a check box for OpenType kerning. Untick it. If this doesn't solve your problem, come back: it reminds me vaguely another possibility we discussed here some years ago.

BTW, funny thing excerpt from the User Guide:
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Re: Kerning differences in QXP 7 and 8

Postby adydog » 12 Sep 2017, 11:43

Sorry Jean-Marie Schwartz, I didn't receive a notification for your answer. I'm three years too late but thanks anyway.
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