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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?





x_pos_for_next_char = current_x_pox + character.xadvance




x_pos_for_next_char = current_x_pos + character.xadvance + kerning



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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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