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by SCarewe
22 Nov 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Prioritise kerning by kern value
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Prioritise kerning by kern value

Good afternoon, In addition to limit kerning by file size and prioritising pairs by frequency, I find it would make a lot of sense to be able to set a lower threshold of kerning values bewlo which KO shouldn't kern. Our current production workflow is based around the way KO limits kerning by file si...
by SCarewe
17 Nov 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Roman and Italic
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Roman and Italic

Hello, I am currently kerning a project with an italic which is essentially just slanted with minor optical corrections on curves. Having made around 240 models, I am desperately trying to figure out a way to transfer models including their values to my italic file. As each file has five masters (al...
by SCarewe
13 Nov 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Pan African Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Pan African Latin

Hello, thank you very much for your thoughts! Regarding your last point: I personally think that would make a lot of sense. The more that I am typing, deleting and re-typing any response, I realise I have ever less to add to it. Thanks for coming up with such a straightforward and clean idea!
by SCarewe
10 Nov 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Pan African Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Pan African Latin

Alright, Entwarnung. Slight miscommunication between colleagues :) It appeared not to be kerned because the kerning proof texts included combinations that simply don't exist in Vietnamese. They are usually kerned because glyphs like v and w were put into the same group, so it just appeared like kern...
by SCarewe
09 Nov 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Pan African Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Pan African Latin

Hello, we are running into some issues with multiscript font projects. Specifically, we are producing a Latin typeface with Cyrillic and Vietnamese and finding that KernOn virtually doesn't kern Vietname at all – which is understandable, of course, as it occurs very rarely in Latin texts. It makes p...
by SCarewe
02 Nov 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Kerning below the baseline
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Kerning below the baseline

Hello! Thanks a lot for your detailed explanation, that's very helpful to know! I tested again with 1.06 and I still run into the same issue. If I set g-comma to something that looks decent to me, the contradicting model is mentioned to be n-comma. The threshold below which KO decides to kick out on...
by SCarewe
22 Oct 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Kern On crash on Glyphs 3
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Kern On crash on Glyphs 3

Hello, as mentioned above, it was due to my own stupidity, again. I had deleted all vertical metrics from one master. All good now :)
by SCarewe
21 Oct 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Kern On crash on Glyphs 3
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Kern On crash on Glyphs 3

Hello, G3 crashes when I start Kern On on a file that I was working with up until half an hour ago. At some point, re-starting KO simply started crashing G3 and now I can't continue working on the file. Any info I can supply to troubleshoot this? Edit: Somehow, I managed to delete all font metrics. ...
by SCarewe
21 Oct 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Kerning below the baseline
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Kerning below the baseline

Hello, I am coming across an issue more and more concerning the specific combination g, – KO wants to add a ton of positive kerning between g and comma, which I can understand if the shapes below the baseline are considered the same as the ones above. Tightening this as a model gives KO massive prob...
by SCarewe
23 Sep 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Fraction kerning
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Fraction kerning

Sent you my working file. Thank you very much for your time!
by SCarewe
23 Sep 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Fraction kerning
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Fraction kerning

Hello, yes, I did. I spent an entire evening trying to set up my small figures accordingly. What special spacing group do you advise? All into the same group? At some point, I was so frsutrated that I set up special spacing groups for each figure set, which also didn't work. KO 1.02, also restarting...
by SCarewe
22 Sep 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Fraction kerning
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Fraction kerning

Hi again. I'm afraid I'm running into a lot of issues with small numbers and KO. I have inferiors, superiors, dnom and numr. The latter three are components, automatically aligned, based off of inferiors. If I set them all up into the same special spacing group and set models in the inferiors, this ...
by SCarewe
07 Sep 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: KO forgetting models upon file edit
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: KO forgetting models upon file edit

Upon export, I want the font to have "clean" kerning groups, that's the reason I rename the kerning groups – it's only if I realise I want to tweak some kerning here and there, some general inconsistencies or whatever, that I want to restart KO. I know I'm not making much sense, though ;)
by SCarewe
07 Sep 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: KO forgetting models upon file edit
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: KO forgetting models upon file edit

I see, thank you very much! A few months ago I remember you explaining that I could simply delete all occurences of KO_ from the .glyphs file (which worked fine for .glyphs files, but apparently not if I edit the fontinfo.plist in the .glyphspackage). Is there any way to do the same for .glyphspacka...
by SCarewe
06 Sep 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: KO forgetting models upon file edit
Replies: 4
Views: 415

KO forgetting models upon file edit

Hello, this is a rather unspecific title, sorry. So, my specific use-case: I am using KO on a .glyphspackage file. I have 39 and 41 models (it's a small project) for each master, respectively. When I generate the final kerning, I edit the fontinfo.plist file in the .glyphspackage file and delete all...
by SCarewe
06 Sep 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Store kern list in-file?
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Store kern list in-file?

Sorry to butt in here a little off-topic, but regarding missing pairs, one set that I always manually add (which is rather tedious, as KO forgets user-set autopairs when switching between masters if you don't let KO sleep in between) is *.numr–fraction and fraction–*.dnom. Those are currently still ...
by SCarewe
08 Aug 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: SC punctuation
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: SC punctuation

Ah, that's what it was. Updating the features and restarting KO fixed the issue. Many thanks!
by SCarewe
06 Aug 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: SC punctuation
Replies: 2
Views: 380

SC punctuation

Hello, after creating smallcap punctuation (exclam.sc etc.), I found that KO doesn't list these as autokern glyphs against (at least) the rest of SC. What is the easiest practice to include this group in autokerning?
by SCarewe
28 Jun 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Remove small Kerning Pairs
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Remove small Kerning Pairs

Hello, in case you wish to remove small kerning pairs, you can find a corresponding script in the mekkablue scripts.
by SCarewe
16 Jun 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Fraction kerning
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Fraction kerning

Hello, sorry to revive this topic again. I have a question regarding the counting of "user-set autopairs". For some reason, when I manually set the autopairs for fractions, KO doesn't count them properly. Instead of having 20 user-set autopairs (*.numr|fraction, fraction|*.dnom), KO gives ...
by SCarewe
16 Jun 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Kern On sleeps in second master
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: Kern On sleeps in second master

Okay, apologies. I am able to set models by typing in a number for a pair, which KO immediately recognises as a model. Then, the rest of the pairs suddenly jump to auto. So it appears KO is simply not initialised for the master yet, but it becomes initialised as soon as I set a model like this. Stil...
by SCarewe
16 Jun 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Kern On sleeps in second master
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: Kern On sleeps in second master

It appears I misrepresented my case. The master is not new, the italic file is more than a year old and I was simply re-doing the kerning with KO, starting with the Light master. But, when I switched to the Black, it simply didn't work. I will send you the file shortly. Thanks!
by SCarewe
15 Jun 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Kern On sleeps in second master
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: Kern On sleeps in second master

Thanks for letting me know! Anything I can do in the meantime to get this running again? How were you able to reproduce this? What is the specific use case that I ran into?
by SCarewe
15 Jun 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Kern On sleeps in second master
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Kern On sleeps in second master

Hello, I have run into an issue with KO while working on an italic. I set up the first (Light) master with KO, but when I switched to the other, Black, master, I found that KO simply doesn't run at all. It doesn't turn on auto-pairs for anything and I also can't define any autopairs, let alone model...
by SCarewe
21 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Consider UC and LC separately

Hello again. Sorry, but there is definitely something very wrong with KO's interpretation of smallcap spacing. I have tried every spacing under the sun and found that only if I set |h.sc|=|n, KO doesn't complain. I have now spaced my SC exactly like my LC, which looks terrible, but only like that, K...
by SCarewe
19 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Fraction kerning
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Fraction kerning

Yes, I set up those models already and it works great. Just wanted to suggest adding them to the autokern list, but if that's already on the list, perfect! Thanks.
by SCarewe
19 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Fraction kerning
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Fraction kerning

Hello, upon reviewing KO's kerning, I stumbled across its deletion of my fraction kerning. Maybe my practice is misinformed, but so far, I have .numr and .dnom spaced regularly (auto-width from .sup components) and then would kern things like fraction four.dnom negatively, for example, just like sev...
by SCarewe
18 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Controlling kerning groups
Replies: 26
Views: 2458

Re: Controlling kerning groups

Thanks a lot for the renaming tip, I didn't think of that! While now manually digging through the kerning (and finding loads of – in my opinion – pretty useless kerning, like zero.superior fraction), I noticed that, for instance, D| was set to kerning group H. KO realises, of course, that this doesn...
by SCarewe
17 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Consider UC and LC separately

Sorry, yes, my mistake. KO decides they are too tight in my Black and too loose in my ExtraLight. I removed all the number models and sent you the font file. Thanks a lot!
by SCarewe
17 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Consider UC and LC separately

Hello again, I'm very sorry to constantly be reviving this topic. I have started to play around with kerning numbers. Kern On decides that my numbers are too loose and positively kerns almost all of them (with disastrous results). So I thought it might be useful to set up a special kerning group for...
by SCarewe
12 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Controlling kerning groups
Replies: 26
Views: 2458

Re: Controlling kerning groups

Ah, regarding the a and n, here's what I mean. n| is registered by KO as KO_a kerning class, which makes no sense. KO of course realises this to some extent and makes all kerning and exception for n|. You can see how n and a have completely different shapes on the right, so I wonder why they are lum...
by SCarewe
12 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Controlling kerning groups
Replies: 26
Views: 2458

Controlling kerning groups

Hello, this is probably an outlandish request, but I am pretty confused as to how KO achieves its kerning group decisions. I'm sure there are good reasons which I simply don't understand, so maybe somebody else here can explain what's going on. First example: |o has the kerning group e (which, techn...
by SCarewe
12 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: too many kerning combinations
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: too many kerning combinations

If I may butt in, just to explain a little, things like uppercase to lowercase are actually essential. Depending on how you space your UC, of course, but I would assume that you've spaced your UC more loosely than your LC, which is very common. Then, though, you'll notice that Hn is a lot looser tha...
by SCarewe
08 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Set zerowidthspace to auto
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Set zerowidthspace to auto

Hello, after letting KO set up models on its own and editing them a little, I found one model to be endash zerowidthspace. This model is, of course, unnecessary, but I cannot set it to Auto. Somehow, KO now set it to Independent, after I edited some other models, but I cannot change that. In practic...
by SCarewe
06 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Consider UC and LC separately

I am very confused. I swear on Speedpunk that I haven't changed a thing regarding SC being classified as Special spacing, smallcaps, but after restarting Glyphs and KO, I don't run into this issue anymore. I can set h.sc h.sc and HH as models in my ExtraLight and everything works. Sorry for the fuss...
by SCarewe
06 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Consider UC and LC separately

Tim Ahrens wrote: > Can you explain why you would find this feature beneficial? Keep in mind > that the names of the kerning groups will not end up in the exported fonts. That's probably just my eye not used to it and my desire to have clean kerning group names. I imagine that if, after Kern On has ...
by SCarewe
06 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Consider UC and LC separately

I thought I had installed 0.9b17, apparently I hadn't. Thanks! Now, I at least don't run into the same issue with my h.sc n.sc as described above, but I now have the issue that, apparently, in my ExtraLight, h.sc h.sc is too loose in comparison to HH. To test, I spaced a file with HT Letterspacer an...
by SCarewe
06 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Consider UC and LC separately

Yes, I figured as much. I just would have never considered negatively kerning .n or .H, but if KO wants to, alright. It makes sense, technically at least.
by SCarewe
06 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Consider UC and LC separately

Okay, this is most definitely an unintended bug. I cannot make h.sc h.sc a model without contradicting HH, but I can make h.sc n.sc a model, which works fine, but then h.sc h.sc still gets -20 kerning and ignores the h.sc n.sc model. n.sc n.sc receives +31 kerning. They all have the same sidebearing...
by SCarewe
06 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Consider UC and LC separately

Ah, one extra question. For some reason, it was impossible for me to have the SC considered seperately, apparently, they were too tight (h.sc h.sc too tight against HH). Since this is genuinely a field where it depends on the designer's taste as to how much extra spacing should be given to the SC, w...
by SCarewe
06 May 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Consider UC and LC separately

Hi Tim, apologies for my belated reply. What you wrote made an immense amount of sense (unsurprisingly), I hadn't even realised that, of course, I could simply add the kerning I hardcode through Kern On. Thanks for that tip! I've now set up my file accordingly and it works fantastically. some issues...
by SCarewe
26 Apr 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: Consider UC and LC separately

Hi, many thanks for your detailed explanation. I have played around a lot more with Kern On and have not quite been able to understand at what point it disagrees with my spacing. For testing, I ran it on a font spaced with HT Letterspacer. Still, it tries to insert negative kerning kerning for on or...
by SCarewe
25 Apr 2021
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Consider UC and LC separately
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Consider UC and LC separately

First off, this is an incredible tool and it's very exciting to follow! I hope this is the place to give feedback and talk about issues. I have some qualms with a few of the decisions the engine is making. Don't ask me why exactly, but I space my caps identically to lowercase (|H| = |n = |b). Kern O...