Help with removing vertical lines

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Help with removing vertical lines

Post by aanbari » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:17 am

Hi Everyone,

I am new to Font Creator. Great Product!! I am designing a font where each letter is transparent and the box surrounding it is black. If I use a transparent color for the surrounding boxes, I get vertical lines between the letters. I tried everything to remove them and I still can't. I would really appreciate any help with this. I have attached a sample.

thanks,
Ammar
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Re: Help with removing vertical lines

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:35 am

The left and right side-bearings for each glyph should be zero.
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Re: Help with removing vertical lines

Post by Dick Pape » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:02 pm

Or -5.

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Re: Help with removing vertical lines

Post by MikeW » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:05 pm

I've never made such a font, but I do have them.

For instance, when I open Eames Century Modern Stencil Cameo, there are 65 funits from the edge of each character to the side bearings, and there is a 5 funit distance the solid portion of the characters go past the side bearings.

Though there are other features in the font, there is no kerning (kinda obvious there wouldn't be).

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Re: Help with removing vertical lines

Post by Dick Pape » Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:07 pm

And don't forget to include a solid character to substitute for a space. This one is -10.
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Re: Help with removing vertical lines

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:42 pm

I think this overlap of two glyphs due to the negative side-bearings is the reason for the vertical line when transparency is applied to the font. That's why I suggested setting the side-bearings to zero — then they won't overlap.
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Re: Help with removing vertical lines

Post by MikeW » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:14 pm

Ah, yes. I didn't read the opening post well enough. Thanks.

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