I was using static components for my serifs and after reading about corner components (https://glyphsapp.com/tutorials/reusing-shapes-corner-components), I got really excited about how this could simplify things during the sketching/prototyping process. I slowly transformed all my bottom serifs with a
_corner.bottomLeftSerif and a
_.corner.bottomRightSerif and for the vast majority of the lowercase, that was fine.
When it came to the upper serifs (on the v/w/x/y for instance), I made some
_.corner.topRightSerif components by flipping the bottom components on the baseline.
Is that the right thing to do? The tutorial doesn’t mention anything about this.
Now, I had sketched out the v/w/x/y serifs and tried to reproduce the same sort of length/angle using the components, so far with mitigated success. Often the curves are too steep or too wide, making the stems look fat or the curves look wrong.
Is it wishful thinking to want to achieve this through corner components? Should I just decompose and adjust these manually?
You might also notice my serifs have got a slight slant, though using the percentage adjustments affects it when I’d have liked it to remain consistent throughout. Any way to achieve this or should I just disregard corner components in this case?