I reviewed the article but still haven’t been able to get the font onto the baseline. This is my first font so maybe I am missing something very simple, but I thought I did everything correctly.
I compared the metrics of a font that is properly on the baseline and they were very different.
Here are the metrics for my font before I made any changes. It does not have much specified.
Here is the one I compared to:
(Since I am a new user it would not let me attach more than one file. I will attach them in separate comments. )
I found the script Vertical Metrics Manager I was thinking that may help and I ran that. I got an error from line 12
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘vanilla’
After the run my my metrics were changed as shown here:
I exported and tested the font in Illustrator. No change.
I compared these metrics with the working font’s metrics and made a few adjustments so that It would match. Specifically I changed the baseline to be 0. I changed the typodecender in the custom parameters to match the descender from the metrics. I changed the typo line gap to 0. added a windecent value. added hheadecent to match descender above. changed the hhea acent to match ascender above and finally I removed the underline position.
I saved and exported again. And still saw no change. The font is still hovering over the baseline.
Please advise what else I can try.