[CLOSED] Kerning not Consistent

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Jonne Haven
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[CLOSED] Kerning not Consistent

Post by Jonne Haven » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:26 pm

I've noticed some strangness in the OT Designer while kerning a Pair. That pair is circled in the pic. The kerning of the glyphs is not consistent in the three displays of it.
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Note that the spacing is much more in the "Pair adjustment window" and the Zoomed in window, but the bottom window shows it to be much closer.

I'm not sure which window to trust to be accurate in this kerning pair. I can send you the project if you need it.

Blessings,

Jonne

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Re: Kerning not Consistent

Post by MikeW » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:36 pm

I've seen that before, but forget what the issue is.

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It strikes me that the top right portion uses the bearings explicitly for display. When the lsb isn't at zero this happens. I think. It has been a while since I last saw it happen and the memory is a bit fuzzy.
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Hopefully Erwin will be along and slap me up along the side of the head and set me straight.

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Re: Kerning not Consistent

Post by Jonne Haven » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:04 pm

After exporting the font and opening it up in Word, it turns out that the bottom window in OT Designer is the accurate one if that helps.

Thanks,

Jonne

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Re: Kerning not Consistent

Post by Erwin Denissen » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:14 pm

Do send me the font project so I can look into it.
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Re: Kerning not Consistent

Post by Erwin Denissen » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:03 pm

Jonne Haven wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:26 pm
I'm not sure which window to trust to be accurate in this kerning pair. I can send you the project if you need it.
Nothing wrong as both are accurate, but I can understand this is confusing. The thing is you have two lookups (PairAdjustment1 and "PairAdjustment W Alternate") in the kern feature, which both contain that specific pair, so it is cumulative in the preview area.
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Re: Kerning not Consistent

Post by Jonne Haven » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:07 pm

Erwin,

I see. Thanks, I'll delete one of the pairings.

I appreciate your swift response!

Blessings,

Jonne

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Re: Kerning not Consistent

Post by Jonne Haven » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:11 pm

Erwin,

Yep you nailed it, I deleted one of the pairings and it shows accurately now!

Jonne

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Re: Kerning not Consistent

Post by MikeW » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:46 pm

Hah. I was out in the backyard picking tomatoes and felt a slap, so I had to come in to see Erwin's response...

The font I (more or less) remember this happening with must have had a second lookup.

Thanks, Erwin.

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Re: Kerning not Consistent

Post by Jonne Haven » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:48 pm

Erwin = Magician. A true international man of mystery!

Jonne

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