SpriteFont: space is too big the gap

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Post » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:24 pm

Link to .capx file (required!):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23009908/construct_bugs/givespaceachance.capx

Steps to reproduce:
1.-insert spritefont example sample
2.-resize it to 256x512
3.- put any text
4. change tracking to -18

Observed result:

spaces between words are way too big (the gap)

Expected result:
spaces measure less

Browsers affected:
Chrome: yes/no
Firefox: yes/no
Internet Explorer: yes/no

Operating system & service pack:
win7

Construct 2 version:
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Post » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:11 pm

This looks like it's working properly. The spaces are narrower in the second example, and it appears to have correctly narrowed it by the amount you set (-18 pixels). What were you expecting it to look like?
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Post » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:31 pm

1.- The thing that's correct: the space is effectively narrower in the second example.
2.- the thing that's incorrect: from a design point of view, this space is way bigger than a regular space.

The recommendation: Make it even smaller,
Why: looks unprofessional.
I'd tweak it a little as a system wide default setting.
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Post » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:56 pm

You can change it with the 'set character width' action if you don't like it. The action accepts the space character, and I tested it and it appears to work correctly.
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