I am checking out the trial version of Glyphs and it looks really good!
I want to start using Glyphs to create single stroke fonts. What I mean is: a font that doesn’t contain any closed paths. So if I would use that font to type something in Illustrator, I would need to set ‘fill’ to nothing and ‘stroke’ to a certain thickness if I want to have it rendered correctly.
Is it possible to create a font like this with Glyphs? I’m thinking it is impossible, because of this statement in the Glyphs blog: “Did a whole path go missing in the final font? Perhaps it was open. Open paths are ignored at export time. So, all paths should be closed.”
(link: http://glyphsapp.com/blog/drawing-good-paths/ )
I am a programmer myself and understand how “correct” polygons holes etc. should be constructed (winding rules etc.) but it seems unbelievable to me that a font file would be unable to contain open paths.
The font will be used for a tool that draws letters similar to a pen plotter, some info about it is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldreceiver/8207706600/in/set-72157632025182152