Kerning in Glyphs App

31 October 2021
Practical online workshop with Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer
Typoclass online workshops are for everyone who loves letters. This autumn edition marks the beginning of a series of exciting trainings with remarkable professionals in the field.
Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer
Austria ·
A trained photographer, Rainer holds both a philosophy and a Dutch studies degree. He creates typefaces, works as a digital punchcutter for other type designers, and gives type design workshops on a regular basis.

Since he has joined the Glyphs team in 2012, he has been writing articles, tutorials, and Python scripts, as well as the blog and the handbook. He lives and works in Vienna, where he runs his type studio Schriftlabor.


Kern like a boss! Learn how to methodically approach kerning, manage a large amount of kern pairs, and securely exclude potential problems. Plus: how to automate kerning altogether.

Topics covered: methodical kerning: strategies and planning; group kerning: setting up kerning groups and going through; kerning exceptions: deciding which ones you need; managing diacritics, special focus on CEE languages; transferring kerning: copying, interpolating, importing kern values; finding missing kerning: Kernkraft; fixing kerning issues: overkerns, gaps, collisions; fixing export problems: GPOS overflows, unnecessary pairs; applying plug-ins and scripts; automating kerning: Auto Bumper, stealing InDesign’s Optical Kerning and Kern On.

Suitable for type designers, font engineers, people with experience in building fonts. Need to have Mac with Glyphs 3 and good internet connection.


9:00–16:00 cet · Online event · In English
Saturday, 31 October 2021
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Limited to 15 participants · Online event · In English