Autospacing Action Vs Manual Kerning

mikej's picture

Ok I'm not thinking on using autospacing instead of manual kerning ;) I just want to know what happend if I do an autospacing to my whole font if I did manual kerning (OTF) The autospacing will affect my manual kerning? Or are they 2 separate things in the font?

Thanks in advance!

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Spacing and kerning are two different things. Spacing is modifying the sidebearings on each separate letter. Kerning is modifying space between a letter pair. Fontlabs autospacing doesn't seem to be very good, btw.

mikej's picture

Cool, thanks!

mikej's picture

Sorry, can you tell me why is not good?

dezcom's picture

Auto-kerning makes a big mess. Just do class kerning and manually kern key glyphs.


Goran Soderstrom's picture

Both these function are bad because you loose all control of the result.

If you want to save time, use class kerning and class metrics instead.

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