Stroke (and Batch Set Path Attributes) Not Working


I’m looking to thicken the overall typeface really simply (like I do in Illustrator, first screenshot)

Even with this simple shape, the stroke function results in this diamond, jagged abstract shape (second screenshot). The same result occurs with mekkablue’s Batch Set Path Attributes script.

I feel like I must be missing something really simple, but I’m unable to find the solution.

Any hints?

Screen Shot 2023-08-01 at 10.18.50 AM

How does the original shape look like. And what exactly did you do to get this result?

You have opened a TrueType font with quadratic outlines. Select all glyphs and run these two commands:

  • Path > Other > Convert to Cubic
  • Path > Correct Path Direction

Great, this was the issue! Now, when I apply the stroke, it automatically hollows out (creating an outline font). Is there a way to simply add the stroke width to the existing character (like in Illustrator). Thanks again!

There us a ‘Make Stroke’ checkbox. Uncheck it.