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Oct
20
comment Kerning on the fly
@DA01: Not found good enough. Best so far is Igino Marini's iKern, but it is a service, so no possibility for on-the-fly.
Oct
19
comment Kerning on the fly
@DA01: Kerning functionality is not needed only because of poorly built fonts. It can also help tasks when building fonts. I know from experience that estimating distances between pairs is an enormous task. If something goes wrong when kerning font, it usually means that several hundred pairs need to be re-kerned. Spacing and kerning is nearly only task in font creation that can be calculated automatically. And if the same algorithm can be used for prebuilding font and kerning-on-the-fly, it'd be very nice. I have used Igino Marini's service ikern.com/k1 and I'm amazed of the quality.
Oct
19
comment Kerning on the fly
@horatio: That's right. It should be the first step and every algorithm maker should have a vision of "mean textflow" and "visually optimal distance between characters". The goodness of algorithm is then estimated by the jury (users of algorithm).
Oct
19
comment Kerning on the fly
Thanks! To visualize your algorithm could you provide some low res image example using pairs "db", "AA", "Ta" and "c-" using Arial.
Oct
16
comment Kerning on the fly
"Realtime" is really mainly an implementation detail. It means that the algorithm must be fast to enable fluent and comfortable writing experience.
Oct
15
comment Kerning on the fly
Adobe's optical kerning is a good implementation of kerning-on-the-fly algorithm. And the desired use cases are just those @e100 explicated. But outside Adobe programs, in javascript in browser.
Oct
14
comment Kerning on the fly
I agree that this is SO question. I asked the very same question in SO, but it was closed as off topic in there. Then asked on math.stackexchange, but the same closing happened. This is third place, may be this is right place, whoever knows.
Oct
13
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Oct
13
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