"Optimize contours" causes distortion

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Dan Kreider
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"Optimize contours" causes distortion

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I have several hundred of these types of glyphs:

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When I optimize contours, I get this:

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Do I need to optimize? If so, is there a way to do so that doesn't cause distortion? Thanks.
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Re: "Optimize contours" causes distortion

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To get a near perfect circle you need only 12 nodes. Optimising an already optimised contour may make it worse, so don't do it.
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Re: "Optimize contours" causes distortion

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I had drawn these as constrained circles originally, so I'm not sure how it happened. Maybe because I rotated it?

Is it ok to leave it alone? What are those little red circles?
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Re: "Optimize contours" causes distortion

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Dan Kreider wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:05 amIs it ok to leave it alone? What are those little red circles?
Probably intersecting contours or suspicious points. What does the Validation Toolbar (F7) tell you? Double-click the error report to zoom in and manually fix the errors.
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