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Automatic optical kerning

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Another reason Optical Kerning is critically important is because of Japanese text, especially when using full width Roman characters which have enormous spaces between the letters.  Activating Optical Kerning in apps like Illustrator narrow those gaps and make the text look normal.  Yes, you could manually set the Tracking to fix that in Affinity, but in my experience the gaps between the letters all come out different when using Tracking, so you'd need to do it gap by gap.  An Optical setting would eliminate a lot of manual labor.

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I'd like to see optical kerning also in Designer (and Photo), as it very much relates to short text too (like logotypes). Sometimes fonts have interesting design but bad kerning info, demanding lot of manual work. Optical kerning at least gives a good headstart for this work.

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