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edit space between characters

Pioneer
Pioneer

I created simple "text on face" in "Modeling" application. Now I need to edit space between characters, but cannot find, how to do it. When I change parameters "offset" or "W Scale", also text size is changed. Do you have some suggestion, how to do it? But please, keep in mind, I need create lot of text, so create each character separately is too time consuming.

Attached is image with example.

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Re: edit space between characters

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Extrude text with boolean option as 'None'. Use 'Move Objcet' command with associative option toggled on to adjust the space between letters.

Re: edit space between characters

Pioneer
Pioneer

Thank you for answer, but as I wrote in my first post, I have lot of text and this will be also time consuming. In addtition, this will work only on planar faces, but I have to put text on general face and embos them.

I`m wondering, if exist some hidden settings for space between characters, direct in the TEXT dialog. Maybe insert text between some tags (<Zx>text<Z>), similarly as in Drafting.

 

Re: edit space between characters

Phenom
Phenom
IIRC, this is called kerning and there isn't a direct control over this. I feel it's a good idea for an ER (Enhancement Request) - so I suggest you call it into GTAC.
-Tim

Re: edit space between characters

Pioneer
Pioneer

Yes, I know about "Kerning spaces", but the space is hardcoded here. OK, I will create ER.

 

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Re: edit space between characters

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

In the JPG you uploaded, there is a toggle "Use Kerning Spaces"

What happens if you turn that off?

 

 

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Re: edit space between characters

Pioneer
Pioneer

In this case, nothing what could help me. I can change gap between characters using this check box, but the value is hardcoded and depends on font type (font must have kerning data). Characters "x" and "t" are still overlaping.