Episode 012

Episode 012 – Manual Text Kerning

by heathenx

This tutorial illustrates the use of manual text kerning in Inkscape v0.45.

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10 Responses to “Episode 012”

  1. Serge Gielkens Says:

    That was a nice example of using text kerning. I have never thought about that when having text flowing along a path.

    Thanks, Serge

    Edit: very nice that possibility to edit text after having submit it. Never saw that before.

  2. cleroy61 Says:

    I’am french ; I don’t understand the key to move the X letter ;

    Other, it’s alt + arrow

    Congratulation for your all tutorials



  3. heathenx Says:

    Alt + ] or Alt + [

  4. David O'Connor Says:

    In Inkscape 0.46, you have to select all typing and press “Convert to Text” to kern it, even if it’s already in text form.

    At least for me.

  5. instantlx Says:

    Hi my friends. It’s me again,as a Chinese, I didn’t catch the word for “[” at first, just like the French Friend cleroy61. But the hotkey”alt+[” as well as “alt+]” won’t work on my computer ,both ubuntu and windows. I just confused.Could you please tell me what to do?????in ubuntu alt+mouse move is the hotkey to move a window, it seems that it goes against the hot key to select under patten in inkscape . I noticed that you are using ubuntu yourselves. Could you tell me how you got over this problem? My English’s not good , I hope you can understand what I mean. Thanks a lot!

  6. heathenx Says:

    Hello. Hmm. I’m not sure what the problem could be. I use 0.46 on Ubuntu and WinXP and “Alt+]” to rotate a letter works perfectly fine for me. I just tried this on Ubuntu 9.04 and no problems…even with “Super+Alt+]”. Is it possible it’s related to a US keyboard?

    If absolutely nothing works for you then perhaps you could convert to path and break it so that you can move letters individually. That’s not really a great alternative though.

  7. Tim Says:

    Great Tutorial. I’ve been playing with Gimp for years finding Inkscape and these tutorials has been a revelation.

    However on Macs the Alt key doesn’t work properly with InkScape without a work around in X11 (as I found out to my chagrin). Anyone else who has this problem can find the x11 hack here: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=800.

    Also David O’connor’s advice above was dead on for me too:

    In Inkscape 0.46, you have to select all typing and press “Convert to Text” to kern it, even if it’s already in text form.

    Thanks for the help!

  8. Curacao Says:

    Thanks much. Replies really helped me.

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