Strange handle behaviour

Hi Georg and Mekka,

I’ve been getting some odd handle behaviour since updating on the AppStore.

It happened when I added a point to the line. Deleting the handle creates other weird lines in the shape.


And Zoomed in:

You can see that the handle is coming from nowhere.

And here playing around trying to delete the extra handle:

It looks like the handles are joined together!

Glyphs Version 1.4.3 (586)
OSX 10.9.2 (13C64)

Where did you get the original outline from?

Hi Georg,

Thanks for the quick response. The shapes were made in glyphs.


Can you send me the .glyphs file?

Great! What is the contact email?

Support at this domain.

Hi Georg,

I was playing around with this, and it happened on another font I was working on also.

But I figured out if I change the direction of the path it resolves itself and I could delete the handles I didn’t need.

I hope that helps in some way.


Occasionally the path string seems to get messed up in 1.4.3. I believe it happens when the path is opened, but I cannot reliably reproduce it yet.

Workaround: Cutting and re-pasting, or some path operation (like correcting path direction) seems to fix the problem.

On a sidenote, are you sure you need that many masters?

I’ve noticed it happens a lot in this version (App Store).

I’ve never seen that behaviour happen the in the previous version.

*Sidenote, I’m not interpolating, but drawing all the glyphs.