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ott's picture
Joined: 26 Feb 2012 - 4:57am
help Please on Kerning Arabic Font in Fontlab

I am working on Arabic web font using Fontlab, I just want to know how to Kerning arabic letters/characters in fontlab? Anyone knows can help me please? I have checked some well designed arabic fonts through FontLab and observer something like this "pos uni0632 uni0622 <-60 0 -60 0>;"

what is the numbers refer to? and how I can generating and kerning arabic letters in fontlab??

Look forward to your help


Bahman Eslami's picture
Joined: 20 Feb 2007 - 12:47am

You could use either Microsoft VOLT or FL 5.1 and with the latter you have to change the kern code, because fontlab doesn't generate kern for right to left scripts yet. but with VOLT it's pretty straight forward, just generate the font in fontlab and import it in VOLT. there is adobe arabic VOLT file that could demonstrate how it works: