Suggestion: Kerning space/ Freeze Metrics

I’ve been working on kerning at some projects that aren’t my design. I was thinking that it would be very useful a “kerning space” where the metrics can not be changed. The shortcuts to change metrics and kerning are very close to each other, and it’s possible to make something wrong.

My suggestion is a button like “Hinting Tool”, or something that lock metrics – like the new Lock Glyph – but allowing to change kerning values.

Makes sense?

This exists. Click repeatedly on the kern button until you see this:

Screenshot 2021-03-05 at 19.01.39

Now you can only kern, not space.

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