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BMFont: Should kerning value be added to the xadvance?

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to get the x position of the next character, one should shift by xadvance.

 

but should one also add any possible kerning amount?

 

 

so:

 

x_pos_for_next_char = current_x_pox + character.xadvance

 

or

 

x_pos_for_next_char = current_x_pos + character.xadvance + kerning

 

thanks!

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The latter :)

 

Of course, the kerning will be different for different character sequences so you need to lookup the correct kerning based on the current and next character pair.

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