Manually adding Flex Hints


#1

Can these be set manually now or only automatic as stated in the July 2016 handbook?

Mind you I guess if the nodes are in the alignment zone then they would be ok.


#2

Only automatic. Just make sure the node arrangement is as described, and keep the baseline zone at zero.


#3

OK. So if I want to use Flex I can’t manually hint the rest of the glyph?


#4

I think it doesn’t matter. Flex hints should get added either way, as long as you have the autohint option on when you export.


#5

Do you have an example where it makes a noticeable difference if you have a flex or not?


#6

Not as yet. I’ve not used Flex to date, but it cropped up in a recent conversation. So there may be need for it in the near future. Will keep it in the back of my mind . . . :slight_smile:


#7

I played around with it a bit and there where almost no difference (in Indesign) with or without a flex. And it only works with very specific paths. So it might not that important.


#8

I think I’m with you on that. I’ve been very impressed with the PS hinting results (auto and especially manual).