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I'm wondering if there is a workaround for applications that don't support kerning. I have a lot of premade documents on Excel that I want to apply my newly created font to, but then I found out that Excel didn't support kerning and all the characters are oddly spaced. I'm wondering if there is a workaround that doesn't involving kerning. How do other fonts maintain even spacing without kerning? Thanks for the help.
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Apparently, you're right.
If you have FontCreator Pro, you can run the Autometrics, Optical Metrics wizard. This will adjust left and right side-bearings for your font to get the best results that are attainable without kerning. Inevitably, some pairs like AT of LT will not be well spaced without kerning.Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP wrote:Excel doesn't support kerning. If you're going to use 8 point fonts, you
have to pick a font that looks okay a 8 points without custom kerning.