Roman and Italic

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Jeremy
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Roman and Italic

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In order to maintain a harmony of spacign between Roman and Italic I presume you need to set up KO in the Italic to match the Roman. If the Italic is a sloped Roman style then this is perhaps more of a requirement.

Is the an easy way to copy all the Models and Independent pairs from one file to another (Import KO)?
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Tim Ahrens
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Re: Roman and Italic

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To transfer models between fonts, you can first show the list of models using the little arrow in the bottom section of the Kern On panel. Then, copy and paste the text into the other font, select them all and switch them to models. This does not transfer the values, of course, just their model-ness. In a similar way, you can transfer models between masters (without the need for copy and paste, of course).

Would you want to transfer the values as well? To do this, after setting the models, you could close the Kern On palette to deactivate it, then copy and paste the kerning from the other font (or master) using the kerning palette (cmd+alt+K), then switch on KO again.

This works because KO only stores which model pairs there are but not their values. The values are stored in Glyphs’ official kerning. If you change the values while KO is sleeping they will be updated when it wakes up again.

I was wondering whether it’s worth making this transfer a built-in function. It wouldn’t be difficult.

Btw, there is a built-in function to transfer the special spacing between fonts. You can find it in the little button next to the “Compare to” button when two fonts are open.
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