no no no, gimp has no any job with editing
fonts, nor writing back any info.
But manual kerning is gimp's lesson.
As it works in coreldraw, inkscape or other tool.
designer's work is making documents with correct
kerning pairs, so manual kerning is the job of
designer's tool (here it is gimp).
And again: fonts is my tools too. I have no license to
change any of my tools (except configuration),
because it has danger to my work. I'm not allowed
editing fonts. Changing fonts can cause a
lot of problems to my staff, and of course any of
our older work will go trash, because of changed
There is no possibility to change fonts. It is strictly prohibited. No way!
Changing a text file with gimp is fast, simple
(need just an editor (any editor)) and it belongs
to me only. Changed kerning table can be saved
with xcf (in comments or in new entry, I dont know).
I hope my argument is acceptable. (If not, please ask
any professional designer next door to you.)
Kerning is alpha and omega of design, and we cannot
change any fonts anyhow.
On Tuesday 07 September 2004 17:01, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Aewyn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Editing fonts doesn't belong to a designer.
> > I can't fix my 2000 fonts. Think, I get a
> > work, start on it, meanwhile appears a font
> > problem. There is no time and possibility to
> > fix it.
> > Just a little hint:
> > there can be a text file, from gimp can
> > get the pair corrections by pairs. When I run
> > into a bad pair, I just take a new entry to
> > it. It is fast and simple, and at first it
> > doesn't need any gui. (By default, there can
> > be an empty file, so filling this table
> > doesn't mean any work to a developer, it can
> > be only a framework).
> Editing that text file is not going to be any
> easier or faster than editing the font using
> the tool I showed you. GIMP is not going to
> provide ways to fix your fonts since there are
> tools available for this job and GIMP is not a
> font editor.
> What GIMP is going to provide (one day) is ways
> to adjust letter spacing. You can then "fix"
> the kerning whereever you think it is wrong. We
> are however not going to write that info back
> to the font.
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