Switch font spacing to monopaced
When creating counters and digital clocks, for the best effect, we need to make use of monospaced numbers.
How great would it be when AE allowed us to skip the built in kerning of a font and swicth to monospaced. In that case we can use any font for counters, without having the characters jumping around.
Yaneev T commented
Text layer option: "Monospace" option for numerics. Would be a life-saver for countdowns, clocks, etc.
Paul Roper commented
There's even already a bit of space among the 'faux bold', 'all caps' etc. options in the character palette for a 'monospaced' option.
Just adding the words:
...in case anyone else is looking to vote for this great potential feature, and the search doesn't find "monopaced"!
Spencer Tweed commented
I do a lot of countdown graphics and unfortunately if you do not use a monospaced font the kerning jumps all over the place. This can be fixed with the archaic "Numbers" effect, but that is extremely limited. For example it can't count past 30,000... I would like to see a new option in the Character palette for forcing a font to be monospaced.