Benefit Avoid kerning way too tight! And save time by printing right out of FontLab!!
When you space or kern only at a big size, it usually gets too tight.
The new kerning waterfall prevents that.
Let me show you the new stuff!!
This is now available in FontLab 8!
You can now activate features in the waterfall!!
In the Preview panel, turn on these buttons.
The waterfall currently works for pair kerning!
You can now print your waterfall, right from the Preview panel.
click an empty part of the canvas and go to menu: File > Print Preview.
Couple things to note:
- The Preview panel shows your font in pixel units (px) according to your monitor and operating system.
- The Print Preview converts those pixel units into points. Example: Size 144px in the Preview panel is equal to 144 points in the printout.
Here’s an example waterfall PDF, converted to SVG.▼
Now you can print proofs and waterfalls right from FontLab.
This new waterfall is a game changer!!
You can get better feedback on your work, right away!
This is going to make a big difference in kerning workflows and quality.
I’m excited about this one.