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Seems that the beta version has an issue with recognizing the font's internal kerning table when certain letters start a sentence at the text frame (see screenshot).

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Hi,

It's me again with that kerning stuff. Attached to this comment is a screenshot (Publisher Beta) with three lines. The first one is set in default, the third line was typed after activating the swash button in the typography panel. In the second line I wanted to change only two glyphs from default to swash, and exactly in this case the kerning will not be accepted. Crazy!

Please beware that this issue also occurs in Affinity Designer and Photo (on the Mac)!

Cheers

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I wouldn't consider it fresh as it is very heavily based upon Harold Lohner's Boomerang from the late 1990s/2000.

That said, did you actually add the glyphs you identify as swash characters to the kerning table? Doesn't look like it.

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16 minutes ago, dtpunger said:

Sure I did, as you can see in the third line.

So, what did you do in the second line to get the swash caps that you have there?

Do you, perhaps, need to select both the T and e (and H and e) in order to guarantee that the swash version of the kerning applies to that character pair?


-- Walt

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11 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

So, what did you do in the second line to get the swash caps that you have there?

Do you, perhaps, need to select both the T and e (and H and e) in order to guarantee that the swash version of the kerning applies to that character pair?

Hi Walt,

Best advice ever! When selecting both swash cap and the following glyph the kerning pair will be recognized.

Ralph

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