Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

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Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

Post by printablecrush » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:01 pm

Hello! I am having issues with the spacing previews for font creator. The font looks fine in preview, perfect in Open Type Designer preview, but the comparison tool, and exported OTF font has completely different spacing. Is this a glitch or is there a way I can fix it? I created another font that has a perfect output, so I'm not sure why this one is giving me problems. Thank you!
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Re: Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:08 pm

The kern feature is not enabled in the Preview, and OpenType features are not enabled in the Comparison Toolbar.

A script font like this should not need kerning pairs for lowercase if the glyph metrics are correct.
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Re: Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

Post by printablecrush » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:15 pm

I think I worded that wrong. The lowercase letters do not have kerning. Can you see with the j how it looks fine in TTF, but not in OTF? Shouldn't they be the same if the metrics are exactly the same? I don't really know how to fix it if I'm not sure what the font looks like before I export it. Does that make more sense? Thanks :)

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Re: Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:40 pm

Try using FontCreator's Font Test Window. While that is open you can select the Test font in Word or any other application to test your font in that application.
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Re: Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

Post by printablecrush » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:19 pm

It looks the same in the test window as the exported OTF. It seems really inconvenient to not be able to see the edits while I'm working in the program, and why do you think it is different for OTF and TTF when the spacing is exactly the same?

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Re: Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:28 pm

Difficult to tell what the problem is without the font project file *.fcp

Did you import the TTF and export it as OTF after making edits?
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Re: Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

Post by printablecrush » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:39 pm

I started from the beginning with a new document to redo all the spacing. No kerning has been added yet. Now the uppercase and lowers aren't showing in preview or in the OTF testing panel.
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Re: Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:17 pm

Puzzling. If I change the Export settings, Outline from CFF Postscript to TrueType then the lowercase display correctly in the Font Test window.
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Re: Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

Post by MikeW » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:20 pm

How's this one for you?
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Re: Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

Post by Erwin Denissen » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:44 am

We have made some improvements which will come available with the next upcoming update.
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Re: Comparison, Preview, Kerning have different spacing

Post by Erwin Denissen » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:50 pm

The update has just been released. Do let us know your results.
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