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I am wondering if it is possible to use the transform feature in FontCreator to enlarge the glyph's overall size/shape without affecting the thickness of the strokes, or is it simply not possible and have to recreate the glyph from start?
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You will need to apply two transformations using the glyph transform wizard.
- First, measure the stroke weight. If it is 100 funits and you want to scale the glyph up by 120% the new stroke weight will become 120 funits
- Apply a scale transformation of 120% retaining the side-bearings
- Apply a thin transformation to reduce the stroke weight by 10 funits on each side
- The vertical strokes will likely be a different weight, e.g. 50 funits, in which case you would adjust the vertical by 5 funits instead of 10