Kerning advice?

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Joined: 15 Nov 2011 - 11:51am
Kerning advice?

Hello all.

With each new book I compose, the last 10 years or so, I steadily improve the kerning of my stable of text typefaces (by adding to/adjusting kerning tables in Quark).

Bodoni Book roman and italic, for instance.

I've just purchased the OpenType Bodoni Book, because it's got full f ligs, among other things.

If I disable "Use OpenType Kerning" in Quark, and then look at the OT Bodoni Book in the Kerning Table Edit window, the font's got no kerning table. I assume, then, that the kerning pairs that used to display there, for the postscript Bodoni Book, are now incorporated into the OT face itself.

My question is, then: into this blank kerning table for the OT Bodoni Book, do I import my years-old set of kerning pairs? I'm guessing the answer is no, and I merely start all over with my manual kerning?

Thanks in advance.