Total widths of letters vary; e.g., if light I and bold I have different
thicknesses and so can't have the same overall metrics---that's why
importing the widths doesn't work. So:
Open both fonts.
Open the first character in each font in their Metrics view (Command K) and
type a convenient length of characters to show their metrics spreadsheet at
the base of the window.
Set one metric window above the other, both on screen.
Copy the Left Sidebearing value from the light, or simply type it in in the
Proceed with the entire bold font (it's only a couple hundred #s, hey?).
Check your work.
Copy the Right Sidebearing value from the light, or typeit into the Bold.
Proceed w/ entire bold font.
Be sure to do the Left first; doing the right first doesn't move the letter
and the RSB value doesn't stick when the letter is moved by changing the
Generate, print, check, and correct.
Do we get to see samples? :-)
>anyone have some good tips on importing spacing & kerning in fontographer??
>I'm doing a bold weight & want the same sidebarings as in the regular weight.
>I've tried & I tried but I just won't work.
>I've tried consulting the manual but there's not much to go on there.
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