I am working on an oblique version of a typeface. To finetune the starting point for the masters, I exported the Roman weights as .ufo. After finding the right weight and slant in UFOstrech I exported new .ufo.
Now I have opened these .ufo files in G2. After adding the Bold weight to the Light, outline incompatibility is not showing.
I rounded the coordinates, filled in the font info etc. Everything except the outline incompatibility seems to work.
Oh ? That is good to know and I will definitely try that ! That would save me a lot of work. Do you think this would be enough and I wouldn't have to go through FL again ? Because Prepolator works very good together with G2 etc.
I could have used RMX tools, but I prefer using UFOstretch.
I know. I hadn't implemented kerning yet.
The component glyphs were already in the new fonts. I tried to see if everything was on the right position, so I refreshed some. Then all of a sudden all components moved to the left. All needed anchors are in the base glyphs and in the accents.
In the Font Info I then checked off the ‘Disable Automatic Alignment’ and the components went in their rightful place. Somehow it was checked on…
# 1 In another project I am working on, glyphs are very near to each other or even (partly) overlapping with negative side bearings. In some cases I would like to be able to be sure that the accents are in the right place, "anchored" even if the spacing is different than in the base glyph.
#2 There are several ways of spacing a typeface. The most common way is to give equal forms equal sidebearings. But you can also space a typeface by looking at the color, width and rythm combined. I myself like doing this, because it gives a more equal color overall. To give you an example, the left side of the /o would then be different as the left side of the /d or /c. If you follow this line of working, sometimes an accented letter might need different spacing.
As a font user, I would consider this unexpected behavior of a font. I do not see why e.g. nán and nan should space differently. Ta and Tä is what kerning is made for. Also consider that mark to base positioning is incompatible with this line of thinking.