Basic Kerning, Tracking and Leading for Inkscape text

Registered by Steve Graham on 2010-06-08

It would be hugely helpful to have even basic control over the text in Inkscape drawings (prior to conversion to paths of course). Doing logo design work would be greatly helped if we had Kerning (spacing between letter pairs), Tracking (spacing between letters for entire blocks of text) and Leading (spacing between lines).

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Complete
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Priority:
High
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Approved
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Approved
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Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon 0.48
Started by
jazzynico on 2010-10-11
Completed by
jazzynico on 2010-10-11

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2010-06-09 ~suv: Which version of Inkscape are you currently using that seems to lack all of these features?

> Kerning (spacing between letter pairs)
available in current stable version (0.47)
<http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Character.html>

> Tracking (spacing between letters for entire blocks of text)
available in current stable version (0.47)
<http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Formatting.html#Text-Formatting-Keyboard>
-> letter spacing

> Leading (spacing between lines)
available in current stable version (0.47)
<http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Formatting.html#Text-Formatting-Keyboard>
-> line spacing

For the upcoming version 0.48 improved GUI controls on the text toolbar for all of above functions are already committed to the trunk and fully functional in development snapshot builds.

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