Space Center

The Space Center view is the place to adjust and set metrics in a UFO. Undo / Redo is supported on the selected glyph.

Text Input Fields

The input text will be tried to match glyph names, unicode of glyph names. You can preset some input strings in the preferences.

 any text ("abc") tries to match glyph names ("a", "b", "c")
unicoded character (&é) tries to match the unicode values ("ampersand", "eacute")
/glyphName explicit name the glyphName
/? display the current active glyph
\n new line

Left and right input fields add control glyphs around the main input field.

Space Center View

Editing metrics with by selecting and dragging a glyph and with the arrow keys.

Mouse Editing
click (on a glyph) Select the glyph.
click (not on a glyph) Deselect the glyph.
click + drag left or right margin Move the left or right margin.
click + drag (on the glyph contours) Move the glyph in his white space, only horizontally.
click + alt + drag (on the glyph contours) Move the glyph vertically.
click + alt + command + drag (on the glyph contours) Move the glyph both horizontally or vertically.
Arrow Keys Editing (when a glyph is selected)
Arrow left or right Add one to the glyph width (aka adjusting the right margin).
Arrow left or right + shift Add ten to the glyph width (aka adjusting the right margin).
Arrow left or right + shift + command Add hundred to the glyph width (aka adjusting the right margin).
Arrow left or right + alt Add one to the glyph left margin.
Arrow left or right + alt + shift Add ten to the glyph left margin.
Arrow left or right + alt + shift + command Add hundred to the glyph left margin.
Hot Keys (see Preferences)
Multi Line Activate Multi Line.
X Height Cut Activate X Height Cut.
Water Fall Activate Water Fall. 
Toggle Inverse Color Toggle Inverse Color.
Toggle Show Metrics Toggle Show Metrics.
Toggle Right To Left Toggle Right To Left.
Toggle Beam Toggle Beam.
Toggle Fill Toggle Fill.
Toggle Stroke Toggle Stroke.

 

Value input fields

Width, Left and Right take a numeric value or they can be set to the corresponding value of a glyph.

any number ("123") Sets value to the number.
arrow up or down Add one to the selected input field.
arrow up or down + shift Add ten to the selected input field.
arrow up or down + shift + command Add hundred to the selected input field.
alt + arrows keys Jump to the next, previous, on top or below input field.
tab Jump to the next input field.
tab + shift Jump to the previous input field.
tab + alt Jump to the input field below.
equals followed by a glyphName (=a) Sets the value to the value of the corresponding glyph.
simple math like ‘=e+10-z*10′
or ‘-=10+a’
Sets the value to the evaluated expression.

Space Center Options

Show Kerning Toggle display of kerning. Only the kerning defined in the UFO is been used. Kerning defined in the "kern" feature will not be displayed.
Suffix Suffix will alter the glyph input names and add the selected suffix if the glyph is in the font. The suffix list is generated from all glyph names containing a "." (period). For example "ampersand.alt" will add "alt" as suffix.
Multi Line Display the glyphs with multiple lines.
Single Line Display the glyphs in a single line.
Water Fall Display a water fall.
xHeight Cut Cut off ascender and descenders.
Inverse Inverse colors.
Show Metrics Show metrics of the selected glyph.
Left To Right Display text from left to right.
Right To Left Display text from right to left. 
Beam Use a beam to measure left and right side bearings.
Fill Fill the glyphs.
Stroke Stroke the glyphs. 
Line Space Add line space between the lines.
Show Control Glyphs Hide the control glyphs in the input view of the Space Center.
Show Space Matrix Hide the space matrix input view at the bottom of the Space Center.

 

Kern Center

Kerning Sheet with basic support for kerning. You can access this sheet by clicking the toolbar icon or when Metrics Machine is installed by alt click the toolbar icon.

If you have Metrics Machine installed the Kerning toolbar item will as default send the UFO to Metrics Machine.

List
select a kerning pair Send the kerning pair to the input field and draw the glyphs.
enter Edit the value.
Kern preview view
click Select a kerning pair.
click drag Modify the kerning pair value.
arrow keys (left or right) Modify the kerning pair value.
arrow keys + shift Modify the kerning pair value with a multiple of 10.
arrow keys + shift + command Modify the kerning pair value with a multiple of 100.
tab Select next pair.
tab + shift Select previous pair.
Control Buttons
+ Add kerning pair.
- Remove kerning pair.
Kerning Apply kerning.
Left To Right Toggle left to right or right to left.
Prefer Group Kerning Tries to find the group for an edited glyph, otherwise it will just add a glyph glyph kerning pair.