Cursive font the letters do not connect properly

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DesertHound
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Cursive font the letters do not connect properly

Post by DesertHound » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:54 am

Please look at the attached picture of a cursive font I am trying to create. As you notice the letters do not connect properly. Do you have any suggestion on how to fix this. Also, I have applied the following script in the open type designer. This script came from a post on the forum for font creator 9 and a cursive font question. Here is the script:

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script latn {
  feature ContextualAlternates;
}

class @hightail [b o r v w];
class @lowercase [a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z];
class @lowercaseaht [a.aht b.aht c.aht d.aht e.aht f.aht g.aht h.aht i.aht j.aht k.aht l.aht m.aht n.aht o.aht p.aht q.aht r.aht s.aht t.aht u.aht v.aht w.aht x.aht y.aht z.aht];

feature ContextualAlternates calt {
  lookup ChainingContextHighTail;
}

lookup ChainingContextHighTail {
  context (@hightail) @lowercase;
  sub 0 SingleSubstitutionHighTail;
}

lookup SingleSubstitutionHighTail {
  sub @lowercase -> @lowercaseaht;
}
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Re: Cursive font the letters do not connect properly

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:19 pm

I'm afraid there is no easy answer, but I suggest you take a closer look at other script fonts to see how they cope with this.

Within FontCreator is helps to show some text before and after the glyph you are editing. You can enable this through the Comparison tool panel.
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Re: Cursive font the letters do not connect properly

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:59 pm

See the tutorial on Joining Flowing Scripts
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