View Full Version : Class-Based Kerning in FontLab
08-26-2006, 02:15 PM
Hey, any geniuses out there want to give me some advice? I am having major problems with the Class-Based Kerning feature in FontLab. namely, that it doesn't work.
A lot of you design type. Anybody ever used Class-Based Kerning successfully? Can someone walk me through the procedure? The directions for doing this in the manual, and in "Learn FontLab Fast" do not appear to work.
Due to a hugely complex series of fonts, I have to use this feature or else spend the next twenty years kerning every possible pair.
If anybody would like to help me out here, could you post a reply and include either your email address or your phone number? If you choose the latter, I would be glad to pay for the call.
08-26-2006, 05:29 PM
Dunno if this helps or not:
Might be a completely separate issue than what you're having, but just click on their Typofile logo in the upper left and post a new topic. Someone there will know the answer.
And even though I've designed my own fonts I'm still a Font Lab newby. I've never played around with the Class feature and end up manually kerning everything (takes the better part of a weekend).
08-27-2006, 10:01 AM
I "hand" kern everything in Fontlab, one pair at a time. It's impossible to get every pair, but I have a huge Word document with all the problem pairs I've discovered over the years. You can never get them all, but you gotta try!
08-27-2006, 11:16 AM
Clem actually gave me a wonderful tool, which I'll now share with everyone else:
You should be able to open that in an word-type program (I use TextEdit which came free on my Mac).
It has a lot of problem pairs and a few that I added myself. Maybe nate could add this to the end of his list and post the whole big she-bang?
08-27-2006, 11:46 AM
Here are some of my basics, but they're probably all covered by your Kern King doc.
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08-27-2006, 06:13 PM
thanks, fellas. i'll check this stuff out.
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