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Re: PDF API2 Kerning

by rpnoble419 (Pilgrim)
on Dec 14, 2009 at 21:08 UTC ( #812767=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to PDF API2 Kerning

Kerning is handled by the application that creates the PDF. That is why when you bring a PDF file into Adobe Illustrator that was created in InDesign or Quark you will see the text line is broken into many smaller text blocks (if the kerning was done by hand). Having done kerning tables for ITC in my past life, you may have to update the TTF font with the kerning you want as the actual pairs may not exist and you are use to seeing "auto Kern" (i hate auto kern). You many want to use FontForge (fontforge.sourceforge.net) or another font editor to view the existing kerning tables. Most fonts ship with a pitiful kerning table. I used to use Fontographer, but it is no longer supported last update 2006, but the company has its FontLab product or a basic font editor you may want to look into (http://www.fontlab.com/font-editor/)


Comment on Re: PDF API2 Kerning
Re^2: PDF API2 Kerning
by Your Mother (Canon) on Dec 14, 2009 at 23:18 UTC

    Fontographer++.

Re^2: PDF API2 Kerning
by TienLung (Acolyte) on Dec 15, 2009 at 09:15 UTC
    Many thanks indeed for this reply, I will look into those suggestions straight away

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