Editing Open Type fonts

Eluard's picture

Folks — this a newbie question.

I have an open type font and I'm really unhappy with how they have kerned the question mark. It is hard up against the preceding letter. When I have used it I have had to do a clumsy search and replace to add 1.25 points between the last letter and the question mark. But I would like to be able to edit the font to make this change the default. How can I do this? I have Quark and Indesign but not Fontlab or anything that can be used to construct fonts. Is it possible to edit these values in the fonts using what I have?

thanks in advance for your help


Eluard's picture

Somehow asking a question makes one look for for the answer. I have just now downloaded Font Forge and opened it up, but am still probably some way from understanding how to use it. But I guess this is the way. There must be some way to edit the kerning against all letters from within this program.

aszszelp's picture

If you want to change the "kerning against all letters", just change the sidebearing...

Eluard's picture

Thanks aszszeelp. I can see that that would work best.

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