I’m manually hinting quite a few glyphs. The autohinter is proving a bit patchy for me (turning counters into vertical hints in places) and manual hints are making a big difference in one of the masters. I was under the impression that I only needed to manually hint a single master? It doesn’t seem to be so.
"If you make sure you always attach the circle and the triangle to nodes, you only need to hint the first master. If your paths are point-compatible, which they need to be anyway, Glyphs will automatically apply the hints to all instances. Nice!"
Firstly, not sure what the circle and triangles are!?
Secondly, does that mean in an x-light > bold mm scenario I should be manually hinting x-light? I manually hinted the bold and am getting undesirable results for middle instances. Stems are correct. Just to confirm that I’m working with compatible masters.
Just opened up a middle instance in other font editing software and the hints are visible (even in poorly performing characters) but in glyphs they are not?