Importing metrics across a family

blank's picture

I am working on a type family and having trouble importing metrics from one weight into another. I currently have a regular weight with horrible spacing and a properly spaced bold weight. What I want to do is apply the sidebearings of the bold weight to the regular weight, narrow them all a little, and then manually tweak everything. When I import the metrics of the bold weight, the sidebearings end up where they would be in the bold weight, so I’m stretching my advance width way out to the right.

I can work around this by just copy/pasting the sidebearings. Is that the best way to do this, or is there a way to import the metrics relative to the outlines as opposed to just setting the sidebearings to their actual locations in the bold weight?

RachelR's picture


Select all the glyphs in the bold weight and do a copy, go to the light weight and do Edit > Paste Special > Left / Right Sidebearings.


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