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I have a family of fonts I'm building in FontLab. They are all using the same exact kerning data and kerning classes. For some reason, one of the fonts is giving me a "serious error" in Font Book that says there is a "System Validation" error, with no further details.
I've tried taking a .vfb file from one of the working fonts, copying over glyphs from the font that's giving me trouble, and generating again. Same error. I think I've pinpointed the problem to be something kerning/class related, as if I copy/paste glyphs that AREN'T in a class and generate the font, I don't get an error in Font Book. But once I copy glyphs that are in a kerning class, I start getting the error.
I'm designing a display face in Fontlab, and I'm only creating uppercase letters. I planned on finishing the uppercase letters (metric and kerning included) and then just copy them to the lowercase letter spots so the same A shows up whether you type a or A.
However, it doesn't seem like metric and kerning data gets included when I copy and paste letters. I don't know much about Fontlab, but I would've thought I could somehow copy this data. Any ideas?
why are letter pairs like ›gy‹ and more often ›gf‹ in so many otherwise nice italic fonts so badly kerned? For example:
One of the rare exceptions:
I’ve chosen the two examples, just because I like both typefaces very much.
Some explanations for that fact?
Thank you and kind regards
Spaces need kerning too. I realize this fact from reading about it but have trouble eyeballing/judging it. In fact if I hadn't read this to alert me to the task, I probably would have forgotten this important step in font design, because I don't see anything overtly wrong in the spaces of my new font, except for about 3 places. When I do a google search, I can't find any help on this subject. I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me a few suggestions on what letters usually need kerning between the spaces that follow them, and/or whatever tips they could point me towards or supply me with. Any suggestions at all would help!
Thanks in advance!
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I'm having issues with the kerning on a new logo. I've been staring at it for so long that I don't know what looks right anymore (weeks). If anyone can give me some pointers or tell me how it looks to them, it'd be appreciated!
I keep changing things within the kerning and whenever I generate a font, it asks me if I want to rebuild the kern feature.
Sometimes, I get the dialog box when generating the OTF font file at the end of the exporting process... and that's when it freezes the program. the only safe way I can rebuild it is to rebuild it within the opentype window and then generate the font.
I'm afraid i'm damaging the font?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Ok, so I was using class based kerning and on the metrics window, everything seems to be working fine... kerning values look like they should. "Class kerning with exceptions" is enabled in the Metrics window.
However, when I open up the preview window, I see that kerning is all messed up and not working like it should (seems like class kerning is being ignored).
I tried exporting the font and I still get that.
Anyone here knows what is happening?
I spent about 10 hours kerning pairs and to know that my kerning is now not working is stressing me out big time :(