Regular composites are great, but you should avoid scaled and rotated glyph members.Psymon wrote: ↑Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:05 pmI seem to have this memory of having read somewhere that it's not a good idea to have any composite glyphs at all, that it can cause issues in some software. Or something. I'm really not sure what it was that I read, or why that was the case, I just recall reading that one should avoid composites.
Yes, move the marks to the left. IMHO "How far" is a matter of taste. You could try to fit them on an imaginary base character or just see if you can find a RSB that seems right to you.Psymon wrote: ↑Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:05 pmUm, when you say "as explained above," I'm not quite sure about the "how" of what you mean -- like, would I just drag those marks over to the left, beyond the LSB, basically? How do I know how far? Is it basically just guesswork, just eyeballing it, using my own imagination with each diacritic as to what "looks right" for positioning over most characters that they would go with (vowels, usually)?
When one types a base character followed by a nonspacing mark, and the font doesn't contain the accompanying precomposed character, then it still looks okay by using this trick. Not perfect as the mark might fit perfectly above the e and o but the mark might be too much to the right on an w.
Nowadays font designers can fix this by adding a mark feature with a mark to base lookup. Then anchors do the trick.