when a font has a confusing menu/font/ﬁle name, a colleague of mine opens the pfb ﬁle with FontLab 4.6, changes the font infos and generate again the font, with new afm, inf, pfb and pfm ﬁles.
Since kerning data are stored in afm and pfm ﬁles and FontLab opens only the pfb ﬁle, I fear this process can lead to a loss in the original kerning infos.
My colleague says FontLab automatically search for metric ﬁles in the same folder where the pfb ﬁles are: so when he generate the font FontLab use the original metric ﬁles to create the new afm and pfm ﬁles.
What do you think about it?
Editing type 1 fonts with FontLab - Kerning issues