Kerning a pixel font?

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larshoie
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Kerning a pixel font?

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Hello! I'm working on a pixel font with a very coarse grid and wonder if it's possible to make kern-on respect the grid defined in font info? I would still like it to kern the font, but only for example -50 or +50 (sticking to the underlying grid). Right now it's kerning for example -7 or -29 and it's breaking the overall rhythm. Thanks and love the plugin :))
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SCarewe
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Re: Kerning a pixel font?

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This is currently not possible from within Kern On, no. What you can do is run Kern On and then run a simple script that rounds all kerning values to units of 50.
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Tim Ahrens
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Re: Kerning a pixel font?

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Thanks for pointing this out. It’s not too difficult for me to implement the application of the font’s grid. I’ll add that to my to-do list.

Another possible work-around would be to work with a UPM of 20 (if your grid is currently 50 units at 1000 UPM). This is what I would do anyway, I guess.
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