tight kerning

mattia's picture

Hi all,

I'm a bit of a rookie and I hope that my question is not going to be too silly
I tried to look for something similar in your forum but I couldn't dig up anything...

I'm manually kerning a typeface I designed.
Now I'm nearly finished but I realized that the kerning values I gave to the glyphs are a bit too tight
I was wondering if there was a way to automatically increase all the values by a given number (eg 20)
If possible I'd rather not touch the side bearings

Thank you in advance for your time!

Cheers,
mattia

blank's picture

Actions > Metrics > Adjust Metrics and Kerning

fontdesigner2's picture

I think I've got a solution for you that works for adjusting an entire font's metrics or kerning at the same time in increments of your choosing.

1. SAVE A COPY OF YOUR FONT AS THIS IS UNDOABLE. YOU WILL HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE OLDER VERSION IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE RESULTS AND KEEP EXPERIMENTING UNTIL YOU LIKE THE RESULT.
2. Select all glyphs with command-A.
3. Go to Tools, Transform Range
4. Under available actions:, click the arrow next to Metrics. 4-5 options come down. Click on and highlight Adjust Metrics.
5. To the right of that you will see an arrow button. You must click that button next.
6. In the window to the right that was blank, now appears "Adjust metrics (0000) by 0 units"
7. In the window at the bottom also now appears a few options you can choose from. To adjust kerning, click the box next to kerning.
8. To the right, where it says Adjust by: Click in the box and type a number like 10 or 20.
9. Click Run.
10. Keep trying until you get it the way you want. Remember to save different versions in case you change your mind later.

I recommend you read "Learn Fontlab Fast". That's where I got this from.

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