I’m using anchors and note that when I Set Anchors in the Italic font they are positioned as the roman font. I now discover what the Italic Angle setting is for in Font Info (is there a reason that this missing from Glyphs 3, or has it moved elsewhere?). Anyway I add the general italic angle to this field and Reset Anchors. I now find that my side bearings which use various recipies are all off.
Is there a way to keep the side bearing recipies and add the Italic Angle?
or is there a script to correct the adjustment?
or as this is late on – ignore the Italic Angle and just place the anchors where I want them manually?
It does. Close to the x-height or maybe half the cap height. I don’t use it slanted because the offset numbers don’t follow the slant. I make slanted guidelines instead with the guideline rotation point at what Glyphs has established as the italic x=0 point.
What do you think is wrong with measuring the side bearings on a slanted bounding box? That way the l and i have comparable side bearing values. And when slanting around half the x-height, you can mix upright and italic words without having gaps or overlaps.