Font Kerning

Last updated 2019-07-28 15:39:13 +0100

There is not currently any kerning of fonts in VideoScribe. There are two types of fonts to consider when selecting a font for use in VideoScribe; Monospaced and Proportional. 

When a font is imported into VideoScribe a single image is created for each character and the spacing between these images is fixed.
Given this, the best type of font to use in VideoScribe is a monospace font. A monospace font uses a uniform spacing between each character. Some examples of monospace fonts can be found below.

  • Andale Mono
  • Courier
  • Consolas
  • Lucida Console
  • Monaco
  • Prestige Elite
  • Rockwell

If you have used any fonts that you think work particularly well in VideoScribe, please let the community know by adding the font name to the forum topic - Fonts that work well in VideoScribe.

Proportional fonts use variable spacing between text characters. These types of fonts require kerning to display correctly and, as there is currently no kerning in VideoScribe, some characters may display with an unusually small or large gap between them. For example, the gap between an uppercase W and uppercase A will be larger than the gap between an uppercase E and R. We have not yet found any proportional fonts that do not exhibit this. There are some examples of Proportional fonts below.

Proportional (Sans serif)

  • Arial
  • Avenir Roman
  • Calibri
  • Futura
  • Helvetica Neue

Proportional (Serif)

  • Bodoni
  • Century
  • Cochin
  • Garamond
  • Palatino
  • Times New Roman

One thing you can do to overcome this spacing issue with proportional fonts is to create a separate text element for a single character that might have a large gap. For example, you could have the W in the word WATER as a separate element and then another element for the rest of the word (or 3 separate elements if the spacing issue is in the middle of a word).

To get the text to be the same size, you can copy and paste one text element to create a duplicate, edit the text of the copy and move the second text element into position. It’s best to move the copy into position using the arrow keys on your keyboard rather than the mouse.

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