Problems with kerning in CS2

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Problems with kerning in CS2
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Hi,

I have a problem with the kerning of ITC Bodoni 12. The fonts seem to be OK when I view them in fontexplorer, with kerning properly applied. However when I use them in Adobe CS2 the kerning does not work and the values are all zero. I viewed it in Fontlab, where there are kerning pairs defined using the kern feature. I compared with some other fonts and the only difference I could find in coding was the line mentioned below:

feature kern { # Kerning
script ;

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In other fonts this is:

feature kern { # Kerning
# Latin

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I tried to resolve things by copying this into bodoni but this did nothing to resolve the issue. Any ideas?

Thanks

Jeffrey

PS sorry for the stretched post, but the posting system seems to run haywire with the coding. Me not really a HTML crack...

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In my font it is that way:
feature kern {
script DFLT;
language dflt ;
script latn;
language dflt ;
lookup kernHorizontalKerninglookup1;

} kern;

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I found suggestions in other threads that the lack of other OT features may be a problem. Bodoni 12 only has the 'kern' feature. I tried adding another feature in fontlab but this did not work somehow, but as I'm not really experienced with fontlab and might be doing something wrong.

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I'd contact the foundry or distributor. If there's really a bug, it's up to them to correct it.

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I have indeed contacted the foundry, so I will wait for their response. I have found another typeface, Gill Sans Schoolbook OT TTF, which does not show kerning in CS2 (this time not in fontexplorer as well) but does show them in fontlab. It also only has the kern function. If this is the bug, then perhaps someone can show me how to resolve this on my own in other cases?

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Janek, thanks for the link. I tried it, but it still does not work the way it should.