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by claegg
29 Nov 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Impossible to press "Kern On"
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Impossible to press "Kern On"

I just ran into this issue too.
by claegg
29 Nov 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: æ has right side group ‘KO_ae’ instead of ‘KO_e’
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: æ has right side group ‘KO_ae’ instead of ‘KO_e’

I can accept anything as long as the fonts are kerned in a visually pleasing way. How the hotdog is made … well, I’m okay with not asking and just eating it ;-)
by claegg
28 Nov 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Disappearing kerning
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Disappearing kerning

Ahh, I see. I sometimes start KO to make an adjustment, but then exit it without running the KO generation (because it is time consuming).
by claegg
23 Nov 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Disappearing kerning
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Disappearing kerning

Sometimes the kerning is missing from the generated fonts. This usually happens when I work on some glyphs and then generate the fonts. Then I have to let Kern On run a full new kerning to get it back.

Is this expected behaviour? (It is a bit unpractical)
by claegg
21 Nov 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: æ has right side group ‘KO_ae’ instead of ‘KO_e’
Replies: 4
Views: 55

æ has right side group ‘KO_ae’ instead of ‘KO_e’

I just noticed that æ has right side group ‘KO_ae’ instead of ‘KO_e’. Is that something that is hard-coded in Kern-On or can you say why that is the case?
by claegg
16 Nov 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Keyboard short-cuts
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Keyboard short-cuts

I can’t remember if there was ever keyboard short-cuts in KO? In any event I can’t find a short-cut to change the kerning values with the newest version. Using the Glyphs built-in short-cuts for kerning does nothing (was it always like that? I can’t remember). What I am l looking for are keyboard sh...
by claegg
16 Feb 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Normalise kerning to spacing?
Replies: 17
Views: 3476

Re: Normalise kerning to spacing?

Thank you. I have never used HT Letterspacer but have put it in the list of things to try in the future.

Have any of you tried BubbleKern? https://github.com/Tosche/BubbleKern
by claegg
15 Feb 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Stop KO from deleting pairs I just made
Replies: 0
Views: 874

Stop KO from deleting pairs I just made

So I’m often running into the issue of KO deleting a model right after I made it. KO is doing that because it deviates too much from an existing pair. This is no good. If something has to be deleted to square the circle then delete the older pair, but I’d rather have KO present me a list of changes ...
by claegg
15 Feb 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Normalise kerning to spacing?
Replies: 17
Views: 3476

Re: Normalise kerning to spacing?

Well yes and no. The built-in functionality of Glyphs can link and transform metrics from other glyphs, but I wouldn’t try to make it all balance on one key glyph. That would require a more advanced system to handle it all in one go, and to make sure nothing breaks. The system in Glyphs is also (AFA...
by claegg
14 Feb 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Kern On ‘flavour’?
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: Kern On ‘flavour’?

I see. Kern On only looks at the inter-glyph space, got it.
by claegg
14 Feb 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Normalise kerning to spacing?
Replies: 17
Views: 3476

Re: Normalise kerning to spacing?

As an example of working with exceptions, imagine an I, and then set the spacing between two Is. That could be the starting point from where all deviations are ‘exceptions’, eg. the O against the I: IIOII. The sidebearing from I has to be made smaller before you apply it to the O. But what about IOO...
by claegg
14 Feb 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Normalise kerning to spacing?
Replies: 17
Views: 3476

Re: Normalise kerning to spacing?

It would make no sense to separate the automagic spacing from the automagic kerning. I should be possible to make a monolithic system that takes care of both in one go. Let the user set some of the sidebearings and have the system create a system of exceptions (and exceptions to the exceptions) and ...
by claegg
13 Feb 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Normalise kerning to spacing?
Replies: 17
Views: 3476

Normalise kerning to spacing?

I can see that Kern On likes to consistently to consistently kern or space certain glyphs. All fine and good, but it would be real swell if these consistent kerning values could be moved into spacing instead, automatically of course. I’ve found that proceedings move along easier with Kern On are not...
by claegg
10 Feb 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Kern On ‘flavour’?
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: Kern On ‘flavour’?

Let me try: Take the word ‘minimum’ as an example. By ‘picket-fence look’ I mean trying to make the stems fall in as regular pattern as possible – like a picket-fence. As an example look at the three images with FFT overlays in the bottom of this article:
http://www.malgil.com/esl/aldus-fft/
by claegg
10 Feb 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Kern On ‘flavour’?
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Kern On ‘flavour’?

Would it be possible to let us users select ‘strategies’ or ‘flavours’ of kerning? Eg. I would like to achieve a picket-fence look. Would such a thing even be possible for some future version of Kern On?
by claegg
09 Feb 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Largest size before overflow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Re: Largest size before overflow?

Good information Tim, thank you. I can add that when I check the kerning in an HTML document, I can observe that the Safari browser is doing something to the kerning. Either quantising horizontal positions, ‘simplifying’ the kerning table, or outright dropping kerning values. In any event, what look...
by claegg
09 Feb 2022
Forum: Kern On forum
Topic: Largest size before overflow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Largest size before overflow?

I’m having issues with what I understand must be the final process of Kern On, the removal of ‘less important’ pairs in order to stay under the set kerning table size. However this means that something like the Wa-pair is not included every time in the font I’m working on. Kern On kerns it, but the ...