I’m a bit confused: How do automatically aligned components with y offset work?
I hope this screen cast is self-explanatory: I have glyphs like twosuperior or bullet.case that contain only one component, I want the same sidebearings but a different y position.
Previously, I used a component without auto-alignment and with sidebearing formulas. Now I found out I can simply switch the twosuperior to auto-alignment, which has exactly the same effect but is more elegant. Nice!
Tried the same thing with the bullet.case, and Glyphs doesn’t allow the y offset, unlike the twosuperior. Why is it behaving differently? To me it looks perfectly analogous but it seems I am missing something.
The way this is handled is the auto alignment of numbers allows for shifting along the Y axis, since that is a common use-case. Normal auto aligned components appear gray-green while auto aligned components that can be shifted appear gray-blue.