[LH4350] Space/Kerning issue in beta 3 - Urdu - Font Jameel Noori Nastaleeq - Right to Left

Thank you for your continued testing! I’m sorry we’ve not been able to address this yet; it is on our to-do list, and I hope will be solvable once the developers are able to dedicate more time to investigating it. There were various internal changes to the editor between 1.x and 3.0, not least major updates to the framework Scrivener is built on, so I don’t know what particularly is causing the difference here.

One thing that might be helpful which I didn’t consider earlier would be checking the screen resolution. To be very specific about this, Scrivener’s log will grab this information, so the best way to share it would be to launch Scrivener via the “ScrivenerLog” file within the Scrivener installation folder:

  1. In File Explorer, navigate into the Scrivener installation folder (usually C:\Program Files\Scrivener).
  2. Right-click the “ScrivenerLog” file and choose “Run as administrator”, supplying your password as needed. This will allow Scrivener to generate a log file and save it inside the Program Files folder.
  3. Once Scrivener’s open, type a line in the editor using the Jameel Noori Nastaleeq font–I don’t really expect the log to show anything relative to that, but it wouldn’t hurt.
  4. Close Scrivener normally, and close any remaining console windows.
  5. Refresh the view in File Explorer and find the new “log” folder in Scrivener’s installation folder. Right-click the file within the “log” folder and choose “Send to \ Compressed (zipped) folder”, then attach that here or mail it to win3beta@literatureandlatte.com; include a link back to this post.

One other thing you could try is using one of the fonts that does work for typing in the editor, and then trying to compile in the preferred Jameel Noori Nastaleeq font. This isn’t really helpful of course for the matter of you being able to write in the font in the editor, but it would be helpful to know if it works to, and if it does it would at least let you output in your preferred font. You can set a global font override for compile at the top of the middle Section Layouts pane in the compile window where it says “Font:” and then has a dropdown menu that probably currently says “Determined by Section Layout”. Click into the menu to choose the font you want, then try compiling. Does the spacing come out all right?