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0000138BirdFont[All Projects] BirdFontpublic2017-02-07 22:35
ReportermcqAssigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformWindowsOSWindowsOS Version8
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000138: Kerning ONLY in Word, but not in Windows Font Preview
DescriptionIf I open the final created TTF with the Windows preview or I use it with the Windows API function "GetCharacterPlacement", any kerning won't be used. All letter pairs have the same distance between them.
BUT: MS Word 2010 USES the kerning information (if I enable kerning)! So there IS kerning information available in my ttf file. :-?
Steps To Reproduce- Created font
- Added several kerning pairs (no classes, only single letter pairs)
- Use it in word (enable kerning) ===> kerning WILL be used!
- Use Windows preview ===> NO kerning will be used!
- Use the GetCharacterPlacement function ===> NO kerning will be used!
Additional InformationWindows preview ==> the windows tool, which opens on double click onto *.ttf files with the nice "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" text ;-)

Both (Windows preview and GetCharacterPlacement function) use kerning in other fonts like Arial.

You've created a very nice software! ;-)
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2017-02-07 10:04


LOTUS Narrow.ttf (24,368 bytes)


2017-02-07 12:36

administrator   ~0000482

Thank you for the report. The kerning problem is probably due to a bug in Windows but I will try to reproduce it.


2017-02-07 22:35

reporter   ~0000483

Thank you very much! I'm curious about it... ;-)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-02-07 10:04 mcq New Issue
2017-02-07 10:04 mcq File Added: LOTUS Narrow.ttf
2017-02-07 12:36 johan Note Added: 0000482
2017-02-07 22:35 mcq Note Added: 0000483