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How to align vertically individual letters?

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:48 am
by Magistr01
Hi,
I created my own font in FontCreator. However, some letters are lower and some higher in the line. Is it possible to compare in bulk? If it can only be compared letter by letter, how do you keep the same vertical position of all letters?
Thanks for the information.

Magistr01

Re: How to align vertically individual letters?

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:43 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Not all letters should be in the same vertical position. Those with flat bases, like L need to sit on the baseline, while those with rounded bases, like O or 0, need to overshoot the baseline. The same is true about the tops of some letters needing to overshoot the x-height or CapHeight. Then, of course, some letters have descenders.
Vertical Position.png
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One can select several glyphs in the glyph overview, then use the glyph transformer to move the selected glyphs vertically by the same amount, or move them to the same position.

Re: How to align vertically individual letters?

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:54 pm
by Magistr01
Where to open the "Transform" window and how to open multiple characters at once, as shown.

Re: How to align vertically individual letters?

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:04 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
The Glyph Transform is on the Tools menu. It is not available in the Home Edition. In the Home Edition you will have to move or position glyphs one by one in the Glyph Edit window using the Transform floating toolbar illustrated in the screenshot. As I said in my previous post:
One can select several glyphs in the glyph overview, then use the glyph transformer to move the selected glyphs vertically by the same amount, or move them to the same position.
The screenshot show the lowercase "o" only, with Capital "L" and "0" displayed using the Comparison toolbar.

Re: How to align vertically individual letters?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:06 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Are you using the Home Edition, or the Standard or Professional Edition?

Did you manage to align your glyphs vertically using the methods described?

Re: How to align vertically individual letters?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:56 am
by Magistr01
I managed to fix all the characters vertically and remove the large letter spacing by moving the side bearing.
Thank you for your help.
Sincerely,
Martin Baroch.