Kerning Pairs

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Kerning Pairs

Post by kiwiburger » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:21 pm

Is it possible to show number of kerning pairs in the metrics section of the font info window? Also is it possible to show more metrics info for Type 1 fonts?

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:43 am

I have these on the to-do list:
- Code pages
- Unicode ranges
- Tables
- Number of kerning pairs
Also is it possible to show more metrics info for Type 1 fonts?
PostScript Type 1 fonts have very few data stored inside the font files. What (available!) information would you like to see?
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Post by kiwiburger » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:00 am

I used to use a program called Typograf before I discovered Maintype. Below is just the metrics information from the properties sheets it shows for the Type 1 font "Brighton Medium". It goes on to tabulate all the kerning pairs using the actual font together with their values. If that is the available data it is certainly rather more than I would need. I apologise if what follows is too long - I hope as moderator you can truncate it as you think it necessary:

File data
C:\WINDOWS\FONTS\LT_ 70088 .PFB
Date : Tuesday, 11 June 2002
Time : 8:41 28 p.m .
Size : 31 KB 32 ,038 Byte)
Font information
Version :100
Size :2216
COPYRIGHT ESSELTE LETRASET LTD .,1990
Typ :0081
Points :10
Vertical resource :300
Horizontal resource :300
Units above the base line (Ascent ):901
Internal leading : 108
Row pitch (ExternalLeading ) 0
Italics:0
Weigth of the font (normal =400 ):400

Font type and font family
Character set :ANSI
Pixel width :0
Pixel heigth :1108
Font with fixed row pitch .
Font with constant stroke width (monospace ), with or without serif.Examples are Pica, Elite and Courier New .

Metric data
Average letter width :453
Maximum letter width :1128
First defined ANSI -value of the font:32
Last defined ANSI -value of the font:255
Display of undefined characters by :117
Wordbreak defined by : 0

Address of information
WidthBytes : 0
Device : 000000 C 7 Hex
BitsPointer :00000000 Hex
BitsOffset :00000000 Hex
SizeFields :30
ExtMetricsOffset :00000093 H
ExtentTable : 000000 F6 Hex
OriginTable : 00000000 Hex
PairKernTable : 000002 B 6 Hex
TrackKernTable :00000000 Hex
DriverInfo :000000 E2 Hex
Reserved :00000000 Hex
Name of the font
Brighton Medium
Device name :PostScript

Family name : Brighton Medium
Font name :BrightonMediumPlain
ETM structur
Size : 52
PointSize : 240
Orientation : 0
MasterHeight : 1000

MinScale : 3
MaxScale : 1000
MasterUnits : 1000
CapHeight :667
XHeight : 407
LowerCaseAscent : 677
LowerCaseDecent : 196
Slant : 0
SuperScript :65036
SubScript : 250
SuperScriptSize : 500
SubScriptSize : 500
UnderlineOffset : 11
UnderlineWidth : 4
DoubleUpperUnderlineOffset : 5
DoubleLowerUnderlineOffset : 11
DoubleUpperUnderlineWidth :2
DoubleLowerUnderlineWidth :2
StrikeOutOffset : 331
StrikeOutWidth : 4

Kerning
Defined KerningPairs :380
Kerning tracks :0 see also kerning
Files which might be belong to this font
LT_ 70055 pfb 32 KB 11 /06/2002 8:41 p.m .fgsdf gsdfg sdfgsdf gsdfg
LT_ 70055 PFM 7 KB 17 /06/2002 3:09 p.m .fgsdf gsdfg sdfgsdf gsdfg
LT_ 70087 pfb 31 KB 11 /06/2002 8:41 p.m .fgsdf gsdfg sdfgsdf gsdfg
LT_ 70087 PFM 2 KB 17 /06/2002 3:39 p.m .fgsdf gsdfg sdfgsdf gsdfg
LT_ 70088 PFM 2 KB 17 /06/2002 3:39 p.m .fgsdf gsdfg sdfgsdf gsdfg
LT_ 70359 pfb 25 KB 11 /06/2002 8:41 p.m .fgsdf gsdfg sdfgsdf gsdfg
LT_ 70359 PFM 1 KB 17 /06/2002 3:38 p.m .fgsdf gsdfg sdfgsdf gsdfg

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:15 am

Hi kiwiburger,

Thanks for your fast reply!

I guess I should be able to add most of these metrics, but personally I don't think they are all that important. What typographic data would you really like to see in a next release?
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Post by kiwiburger » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:28 am

I agree - all I really like to check is the number of kerning pairs to see how well designed a font is. And maybe letter widths, unicode or ansi ranges, and size values. I got to say that the kerning pair table in Typograf was pretty awesome & I did use that rather a lot.

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:34 am

I'll look into it and probably add more PostScript Type 1 metrics (especially kerning related) to the next upcoming release.
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