Hello everyone i'm new at here and typography world. Now im working on a typeface design. It's name is Fil
Link : http://www.behance.net/gallery/Fil-Typeface-New-Weights/2656255
I've redesigned it and now i want to make metrics and kerning adjustments. But i haven't got any idea where should i start. I looked for in typophlie to many topics but my now my head is really confused about this preocess. I'm using both macintosh and pc.
Firstable What is auto-kerning? This can be a magical solution for me bacause im a kind of new as i said and i'm sure you all agreee with me adjusting metrics is a little bit boring in the end of design part. Actually Kerning is also is a part of design but i want to be a typographer in a way like step by step or font by font. I cant learn whole process in a short time.. I used Fontographer and Fontlab, Fontographer is like very basic for this job but it have a non-working autokerning tool i think..Is there something like that in fontlab or any other apps. i want to learn is there another auto kerning tools like this any application or any tip. I found iKern service but you should know i'm a student. And Kernmaster is also not for a student i think.
Ok if theres no autokerning i have to make it with my hands..
_Simply and generally what's the process?
_Metrics vs Kerning? explainings for a very beginner, tips?
_Metrics. How you decide this values
_Kerning. Shoul i adjust this for every pair in the font or there re some chars and mostly these are need kerning.
_How many pair need this. Yes it depends but im tryin to understand.
_Can i use kerning values of a font that is very similar to mine. How.
_If I started to adjust values how should i check them, Is there any method for this. I found KernKing txt. This is a right way?
_OpticalKerning values in Adobe applications, can i export and use them? any patch, or downloadable script link?
_Any good writings about this issue in external websites??
Thank you all :)