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Karsten Fink's picture
Joined: 10 Jan 2015 - 1:14pm
kerning in fontforge


this is my first post in the forum. Let me first introduce myself. My name ist Karsten (alias PoohBear) and I have lately found this new interesting software fontforge. And it amazes me what one can do with the software, I am not into fontdesign professionally, but I am playing with the idea of creating my own stuff. I love to play with all kinds of things.

Anyway, I am not getting fontforge to kern those few letters that I have designed. I am testing those few letters "ABCDEaoge" in browsers by inserting
@font-face {
font-family: "myFont";
src: url("myFont.ttf") format('truetype');
I have read that a font is no good without kerning, so I want do get it right from the start. Sorry if this post sounds newbie to you. But that is what I actually am. I've tried the options button before generating the font, checked "windows-compatible kern" and tried the oder checkboxes too. It simply doesn't work for "Tage"

I'd appreciate your help.

Jan Żurawski's picture
Joined: 3 Sep 2005 - 12:21pm

Did you turn the kerning on?
Pablo's page - http://www.impallari.com/testing/ is an excellent tool for testing. Under "OpenType Features" you can set desired feature and watch changes.
Kern off
Kern on
It looks like this