I don’t want it to be smaller than zero. I just want it to be zero.
For example, let’s say A and C kern in a certain way, at -100. So AC looks good. Then I want ABC, where B is in fact vertically aligned such that it is on top of A. And B is positioned great for all letters it comes after - doesn’t even need any kerning.
So, I want A to keep on kerning with C in the same way whether or not there is a B in between them.
Any ideas of the best way to do this? I could of course just create special ligatures, but there would be many, so I am looking for a more easy way to do this.
That would allow B to sit above A at a different height than when above a, for example.
I considered diacritics, which I assume would work, let’s say assigning the image of B to ‘acute accent’ or ‘umlaut’ for example, and then using anchors. However, I want to keep the input system as simple as possible, and so I want to stick to letters, more ordinary key strokes which would be the intuitive choice for input method for ordinary users.
Now knowing more, is this still your suggestion? I’m new to this app so, I haven’t heard of those things yet. Is it possible to explain a little about what they are?
My font is coming on really well so far, a great success. There are just a few things like this that I need to iron out. Thanks!
What do you mean ‘accordingly’? I want the LSB to be -600, just as it is.But want to reduce the right hand one to less than 129. Is it not possible?
I also realise now that my solution for this problem might lie in kerning triplets, so that might solve it a better way and perhaps this is wrong thinking of mine above. Just having trouble with that issue as the only tutorial I can find is from 2013 and doesn’t seem to apply to the current version. That thread is here: https://forum.glyphsapp.com/t/make-kerning-triples/13468/4