Kerning for all preceding Letters?

  • #1, by caligarimarteTuesday, 16. August 2016, 10:14 4 years ago
    Having made a Font where the "g" has a relatively long Tail because I like that, visually. Visionaire disagreed and made huge Spaces between "g" and every preceding Letter. No Problem: Kerning. Problem: Visionaire gives Instructions on how to use Kerning, and I could for Example write Q=12 to narrow the Space between Q and every other Letter succeeding it... but what if I want to use Kerning for the Space between a Letter (here "g") and every *preceding* Letter? I have already gone through the Chore of setting all those Values manually...
     g=14|Ag=14|Eg=14|Ig=14|Og=14|Ug=14|Äg=14|Ög=14|Üg=14|Ág=14|Àg=14|Âg=14|Úg=14|Óg=14|Ég=14|Íg=14|Ýg=14|Ûg=14|Âg=14|Ôg=14|Êg=14|Îg=14|Åg=14|åg=14|ag=14|eg=14|ig=14|og=14|ug=14|äg=14|ög=14|üg=14|íg=14|ìg=14|îg=14|óg=14|òg=14|ôg=14|úg=14|ùg=14|ûg=14|ég=14|èg=14|êg=14|ng=14|mg=14|tg=14|sg=14|rg=14|fg=14|gg=14|hg=14|jg=14|kg=14|lg=14|yg=14|xg=14|cg=14|vg=14|bg=14|qg=14|ßg=14| 
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    ... and obviously, that is quite a tedious Redundancy. It works, it works fine, but I wonder if there is a more efficient Way to do that. If not, then maybe it would be a good Feature.

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  • #2, by sebastianWednesday, 17. August 2016, 12:37 4 years ago
    where do you set this up? Did't know we have anything like this in general

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  • #3, by caligarimarteWednesday, 17. August 2016, 20:22 4 years ago
    Here. : )

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  • #4, by sebastianWednesday, 17. August 2016, 21:50 4 years ago
    ah oh well... seems that i never noticed it razz

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  • #5, by afrlmeWednesday, 17. August 2016, 22:29 4 years ago
    You could opt for true type or open type font instead. Plenty of royalty free ones available on places like dafont.com, etc.

    You get the added bonus with the ttf / otf fonts in that you can use the same one multiple times to adjust size, color, border, border color, border size & shadow & so on. You can even adjust fonts during runtime I believe.

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  • #6, by caligarimarteThursday, 18. August 2016, 08:41 4 years ago
    At first I tried that, but just like with the Particle System, I belong to those unlucky ones for whom TTFs just won't work, they're very buggy for me, so I am afraid won't use them. (I prefer making my own Font(s) anyway for this Game, and I am more comfortable with Pixels.)
    However, I recently stumbled upon a Post (from you, if I am not mistaken), explaining that even a Bitmap Font can be set as TTF to change its Color, which I tried and that works perfectly for me, so thanks for that by the Way. : )

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  • #7, by afrlmeThursday, 18. August 2016, 12:59 4 years ago
    I believe it was SimonS that told me about that if I did post about that particular feature as I didn't even know it existed either - lot of things have never been documented for VS, not even on the old 2d wiki.

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