I have been working on a document using the colon character (:) in place of the sof-passuk (׃). However, in the typeface I'm using (Cardo regular) the sof-passuk is about twice the width of the colon, although most of that is white space. Is there any way to change the width of the character in every instance throughout 100 pages of text to match that of the colon without changing the form?
Presuming you are using a paragraph style you could add a grep style to the paragraph style that applies a "sof-passuk" character style to all the sof-passuks.and a letter before sof-passuk to the letter before the sof-passuk. The only values to set in the character styles should be the tracking.
Experiment with the values but in the screenshot the I set the sof-passuk tracking to -250 and the letter before the sof-passuk tracking to -110. That was on a 12 point font size with optical kern pairs.
That's it sof-passuk no thanks, nothing, please mark is correct or let us know otherwise.
Sorry, I've been busy, haven't had a chance to check.
But thanks, I'll try that now.