Editing Groups

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Jeremy
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Editing Groups

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You mentioned the Groups in the Getting Started video.
I can view these but how can I edit them?
Is this something that I should be able to do?

Does KO build the Groups based on what is in the font file? and as such Glyphs preferred naming needs to be followed? (i.e. a.sups NOT a.superior)

— a.sups is missing from the Superiors Group
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Tim Ahrens
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Re: Editing Groups

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Jeremy wrote: 27 Apr 2021 I can view these but how can I edit them?
To set up a new group, use the drop-down and choose “New group...”.
To change a glyph (or glyph-side, to be precise) to a different group, select a different group from the drop-down.

Jeremy wrote: 27 Apr 2021 Does KO build the Groups based on what is in the font file?
The initial assignment of special spacing groups is from the list default_groups.txt I mentioned in the other thread (viewtopic.php?f=2&p=69#p69). It is a mix of characters (i.e. Unicode values) and glyph names. It is still pretty much work-in-progress, and I will probably refine it by using glyph name wildcards or even OT feature-based wildcards. Also the decisions which glyphs to put into the same groups were tough ones. I am sure many designers will prefer to group them differently.

Keep in mind, though, that you can always set the groups (or “No kerning”) as you want.

Jeremy wrote: 27 Apr 2021 — a.sups is missing from the Superiors Group
Thanks for the notice! Just fixed that.
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