I’ve seen tons of questions and answers relating to CLOSING all kerning locks, but I would like to know if there is a way to OPEN all kerning locks.
I have a hand-lettered typeface and I started off using kerning groups, but as I go along working on my alternate forms and ligatures I’m finding I actually have more exceptions than non-exceptions and would like to just open all kerning locks because I find I’m forgetting to manually open them and then messing up my previous pairs that way.
Hope someone has an idea of how to fix this!
It’s a script typeface with a few letters that intentionally do not connect. My spacing is great throughout for where the script letters connect and even for the majority of letter pairs in the standard A-Z and a-z range, but for a few places where I have two non-connecting letters together, I need to kern those. And because I have about 200 ligatures that incorporate those but each one is individually hand-drawn to be different from one another on purpose, the kerning groups are turning out to be creating more work for me instead of alleviating work.