This program contains the correct letterspacing, and can be
scaled proportionally in any standard unit of measure including
inches, millimeters or points. In addition to the letterspacing
being built into the software for each typeface in of the ClearviewHwy
Type System. The program contains subtle kerning adjustments that
enhance and improve letter fit based on thousands of letter combinations.
Kerning is most noticeable with letter combinations in which the
leading or trailing edge of one or both letters creates an unusual
space such as â€śTe, ra, or Yoâ€ť that can not be averaged in all letter
combinations. Not all applications support kerning data. Check
with your applications manufacturer to learn if kerning is supported
in the application. Lack of kerning does not detract from readability,
but it does enhance the uniformity of the overall word as placed
on the sign. Using the software, the word length will vary slightly
(+/-) as calculated from the published spacing tables, but the
letters will appear more precisely spaced than manually calculated
Use of the ClearviewHwy font software allows design engineers
and fabricators to know the length of a legend when creating a
layout and allows legends to be pre-spaced when cut on a computer
plotter. If letters are manually placed on signs, the most accurate
and efficient method is to plot a full size paper outline print
of the legend using the default letterspacing kerning the software.
This plotted sheet, with baseline drawn, can then be used as a
precise word layout template. Note that for letters applied by
hand, the baseline is critical because it will show precisely how
much the round letters descend from the baseline. Using a full
size, or scaled plot the precise distance from trailing edge to
leading edge can be measured and applied to the manual application
of individual letters to the sign face.
Software industry specifications for TrueType and PostScript2
are the standard for most layout and production programs. These
font formats are the same as used for other computer-based programs
such as word processing. The latest versions of these specifications
use a standard called OpenType which is cross platform compatible.
1 TrueType refers to Microsoft Corporation standard font format
description and specification.
2 PostScript refers to Adobe Systems Incorporated standard font
format description and specification.