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Arturo Moreno Reyes
Space Character in Text Layer
on Jan 17, 2012 at 6:14:11 pm

I've trying to use a Negative Character Type Set similar to this one to create a dynamic text box easily updated by a script. But After Effects doesn't understand the "space character" (UFT-0020) as is it is in the type character set, I just get and empty transparent space.

Does anybody knows a way to turn around this issue? I've resolved the problem replacing my underscore sign by a block in my .TTF but it means that I have to be sure no one insert a space in the .txt used as input for the script. It would be easier and reliable if I found a way to make After Effects recognize my TTF space character!

Thanks for any answer.

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Evan Abrams
Re: Space Character in Text Layer
on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:41:36 pm

Sadly a "space" is seen as the absence of any characters and is therefore always going to be treated as "not a character" Your best bet is to go with the underscore and put a warning in the documentations for folks. OR alternatively build a kernning solution into the script to remove space's and increase the spacing of the next letter after them?

Evan Abrams

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