Proofing Kern On results - How do you review thousands of pairs?

I decided to try Kern On with my latest typeface. After deleting all the small pairs (less than 5) and cleaning up some garbage (pairs for CALT glyphs) I still have over 7,500 pairs in each master. And the kern values are terrible for many pairs. Going through them one by one in Glyphs would probably take longer than just kerning the typeface in MetricsMachine. How are people dealing with this? Are people just crossing their fingers and hoping that Kern On did a good job? 
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  • Igor PetrovicIgor Petrovic Posts: 147
    edited June 14
    In addition to your questions, does Kern On requires predefined kerning classes?
  • John HudsonJohn Hudson Posts: 2,391
    In addition to your questions, does Kern On requires predefined kerning classes?
    No. I run it without kerning classes, and then do class compression after the fact.

    And the kern values are terrible for many pairs. 

    Define models for some of those pairs to adjust the output?
  • John HudsonJohn Hudson Posts: 2,391
    Another way to use Kern On is to do manual kerning for the core of your design, and then use that kerning as a model to extend the kerning into the edge cases.
  • John HudsonJohn Hudson Posts: 2,391
    [To date, I have only used Kern On for syllabic scripts where the number of potential pairs is more than can reasonably be kerned manually.]
  • Thomas PhinneyThomas Phinney Posts: 2,273
    I kind of figure that one might gain that trust over time? If the algorithm is good enough.
  • Aren't you always manually checking to see if your kerning is good? Whether that kerning is automated or not. I would assume that it's the stage before that, the bulk of the kerning work, that is sped up by a tool like Kern On. Furthermore, I have the feeling that a few silly mistakes tend to slip through the net when I kern manually, that may have never occurred when kerning was automated. Just to defend a plugin I have never used ;)
  • Ray LarabieRay Larabie Posts: 1,196
    Are there any reliable autokerning systems that don't require Apple hardware?
  • Jens KutilekJens Kutilek Posts: 276
    I can’t comment on its reliability, but DTL KernMaster is available for Windows.
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