Template Generator Removes Auto Kerning

When using the Template Generator in Animate CC, auto kerning is removed from dynamic text fields.

If I give the field names beginning with an x and override setdata the kerning is fine.

I've had a look at brew2_2.jsfl and added:

allElements[elementNr].setTextAttr("autoKern", true);

to the element but it doesn't work - the attribute 'italic' does work however.

Has anyone else dealt with this before?

Also the version of the template generator in github seems a bit old - where is the current source for this kept?