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I'm a new member, I signed up to ask a question as I have been scouring the web for a week and couldn't find anything.
I'm an artist and was recently asked to make a font for my studio. I had never done anything like this before and other than photoshop could only use freeware. So I used photoshop to make the paths, exported to Inkscape to make the font file and then to fontforge to do the kerning and then generating as a TTF.
I have hit a few snags however and try as I may I cannot sort them out so I have come here to hopefully beg some help from people with much more experience in this area than I.
My font works in Fontforge metric window. The kerning works perfectly. When I export it and I look at the font preview window the glyphs are kerned. However when I open wordpad and MsWord the kerning is no longer there. What I don't get is that in notepad the kerning works as intended (though in notepad it creates black squares when I hit 'space'). I am certain this is something small that I have just overlooked but I cant seem to figure out what it is.
Can anyone shed some light on this please as I really don't want to have to spend another week banging my head against fontforge. If you need any more info I will be checking this regularly and will be able to post anything that will be useful.
Thanks for any time / help. It is much appreciated.