Adjusting kerning on one character in a font

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Adjusting kerning on one character in a font

Postby MarkyBoy » 03 Oct 2014, 12:29

Hi all I have a font where the opening bracket '(' always sits too close to the next character - I know you can use the Kerning Table Edit function to edit the kerning between a particular pair of characters, but is there a way to adjust it on just one character regardless of what character follows?
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Re: Adjusting kerning on one character in a font

Postby Jean-Marie Schwartz » 06 Oct 2014, 02:10

Hi there! To what I know, no, you cannot. You'd have to edit every single pair "by hand". This said, it is quite normal not to kern "a single character" (!) since the following one shape can vary a lot and thus leave a huge blank or almost no space.
Editing the kerning pairs is quite simple: just type down the two chars in the field and adjust. Yes you'd need to create a lot of pairs. That's life!
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Re: Adjusting kerning on one character in a font

Postby MarkyBoy » 06 Oct 2014, 06:09

Thanks Jean-Marie… Yeah, that's life! I'll do it manually.
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