TTFStems/TTFZones


#1

Hello,
In the TTFStems and TTFZones parameters, you can click on the deltas for each entry:
10

Are these for setting how delta hints are treated?

36

Where can I define PPEM jumps for stems?


#2

They are for rounding up and rounding down. If, at a certain PPM, a stem appears to be too thin or thick, or a zone too low or high, then you would use the arrow buttons.


#3

You can’t directly define the jumps. Check the output and then add or remove a pixel if needed.


#4

Rainer, Georg,

thanks for the explanation. I have two questions:

  1. Is there a waterfall tool in Glyphs I haven’t seen that is useful for checking hints, ideally with several instances visible at the same time? Right now I am limited to exporting and checking in Windows.
  2. For each master, you can define TTFZones, and for each zone you can bump up or down the zone at a given pixel size. If I have a Light and Bold master, each with an ‘lcHeight’ TTFZone specified, and want to bring the lcHeight down at 16px for the Regular, will I need to specify the bump-up or -down buttons for both masters, or only one of them?

#5

The only thing you can check seriously is the distorted (red) outline. The actual screen rendering may still vary. For myself, I wrote a macro that creates a waterfall in Word.


#6

Ah, that’s too bad. The ‘Show Preview Address’ is a good start, except that the local address doesn’t work between mac/windows partitions.


#7

It does if you run Windows in a virtualisation environment.


#8

I’m running Windows in Parallels with a shared network source, but it’s saying ‘the page doesn’t exist’; I’ll try another configuration.


#9

I could only help you with Fusion. It works for me there.


#10

Thanks. I’ll see what I can do with Parallels.