Fraction kerning

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SCarewe
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Fraction kerning

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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 seven.numr fraction, which also has a lot of negative kerning due to the diagonal of the seven. KO doesn't do this at all. Do I need to set up user-set auto pairs for all 1–9 numr/dnom against slash, plus models? Not that this is much of an effort, I was just wondering why KO doesn't take this into regard. Maybe a good addition to the auomated pair list.
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Tim Ahrens
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You are right, these autopairs should be generated automatically. It’s already on my list.

You will probably need to set up a couple of models, like one.numr-fraction and maybe fraction-two.dnom.
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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.
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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 me something like 4, sometimes more, sometimes less. Even with subtracting the four to six model pairs I have set up for these combinations, this is far from my actual number. Yesterday, when I finished kerning with KO, I found that KO had simply disregarded most of my user-set autopairs and I had to re-enable them.

In the screenshot, for instance, fraction|four.dnom is set to auto by me, but doesn't appear in the list of four user-set autopairs.
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Tim Ahrens
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Re: Fraction kerning

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Thanks for pointing that out. I will have another look at the user-set autopairs and see whether it’s not storing them reliably.
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Re: Fraction kerning

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Maybe a workaround ( not ideal but workable if you have a tight deadline ) would be to decompose and manually space the numbers and slashes in fractions.
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