Duplication of Anchors

Post your bug reports here. Include information that helps us to understand and reproduce the bug.
Post Reply
PJMiller
Top Typographer
Top Typographer
Posts: 511
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:12 pm
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Contact:

Duplication of Anchors

Post by PJMiller » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:00 pm

I have had a problem with the Munson font.

Following a discussion on TypeDrawers about the design of the German capital Sharp S character I made some changes to the design in Munson. Having changed the normal and bold fonts I copied these characters into the italic and bold-italic fonts and made them italic.

When I looked at these characters in the glyph editor three out of four of the anchors had been duplicated, possibly when the paste operation took place the original anchors were not cleared.

I went into Open Type Designer thinking this would clear things up. In Open Type Designer there was only one set of anchors and so I adjusted them to the correct positions for these characters. But when I went back to the glyph editor there were now three copies of the offending anchors.

Then I tried saving the fonts and closing the program thinking this might clear things up but it did not.

How do I get rid of them ?

Perhaps it might be helpful to have a test for duplicate anchors in the font validation.

I have attached the italic and bold italic fonts, it is the italic capital sharp S ( $1E9E ) and the small caps version of the same character also the bold italic font, just the capital sharp S ( $1E9E ), the small caps version is unaffected because the original character didn't have anchors attached at the time of pasting the new character.
Attachments
Munson_Italic.fcp
(182.74 KiB) Downloaded 5 times
Munson_BoldItalic.fcp
(174.68 KiB) Downloaded 3 times

PJMiller
Top Typographer
Top Typographer
Posts: 511
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:12 pm
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: Duplication of Anchors

Post by PJMiller » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:02 pm

I have found a workaround.

You have to delete the characters. Erasing the characters erases their contents but doesn't erase the anchors. You have to completely delete the character then create a new empty glyph and paste the copied character into that glyph (paste special works because then you can get all the metadata as well).

This bug seems to not affect the first anchor on a glyph just all subsequent anchors.

Erwin Denissen
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6659
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:41 am
Location: De Bilt, The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Duplication of Anchors

Post by Erwin Denissen » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:17 pm

I do see them, but I don't know how to reproduce this issue, so it is hard to find a fix for it.
Erwin Denissen
High-Logic
Proven Font Technology

PJMiller
Top Typographer
Top Typographer
Posts: 511
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:12 pm
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: Duplication of Anchors

Post by PJMiller » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:11 pm

Try copying and pasting the same character from one font to another where both fonts have anchors (more than one) which are named similarly to each other.

However having said that the bug only occurs occasionally.

Good Luck ! :wink:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests