Defining Custom Kerning Pairs

Many commercial fonts, and most shareware or public domain fonts, have limited or no kerning pairs defined. With PageStream, it is possible to improve upon the predefined kerning pairs.

To modify the kerning pairs for a font: Choose Kerning Pairs from the Define submenu in the Edit menu. The Define Kerning dialog box will appear. Choose the font from the Font pop-up menu. The kerning pairs for that font will be displayed in the Pairs list box. Each kerning pair entry defines the kern amount for that pair of characters in that font. A negative kerning value will bring the two characters closer together, and a positive value will push them apart.

To change the kerning amount for a kerning pair: Choose the kerning pair from the Pairs list box. Enter the new value in the Kern Amount text box or use the left and right arrows to bring the pair closer or further apart. The visual display box will update to show a sample of the new kerning amount.

To add a kerning pair: Click the Add button. Enter the two characters in the Pair text box. Enter the kerning value in the Kern Amount text box.

To remove a kerning pair: Choose the kerning pair from the Pairs list box. Click the Remove button.

To restore a single kerning pair's default value: Choose the kerning pair from the Pairs list box. Click the Reset button.

To restore the font's entire default kerning pairs: Click the Default button. Note: Only the selected font will be reset to the default values.

 

Defining Custom Kerning Pairs  Sub-Section  url:PGSuser/character#definekernpairs
  created:2006-07-25 19:18:26   last updated:2006-07-25 19:26:45
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