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[CLOSED] Problem with anchor position on lowercase italic a

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:02 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
This is from my Sukhumala Italic font. Anchor-based positioning results in the top anchor like this:
Anchor Pos a Italic.png
Anchor Pos a Italic.png (19.58 KiB) Viewed 181 times
This would be the expected position:
Expected Anchor Pos.png
Expected Anchor Pos.png (19.6 KiB) Viewed 181 times
I understand that the algorithm may not be able to decide on the right position, as in the case of Ohorn, Uhorn, and a few other glyphs. Is this a new problem, and can anything be done to improve the algorithm?

Re: Problem with anchor position on lowercase italic a

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:11 pm
by Erwin Denissen
I am afraid if we try to fix this one, you will soon find another case that needs to be fixed. FontCreator will try to find a good position for the anchors, but it will fail with more complex outlines.

Re: Problem with anchor position on lowercase italic a

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:13 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thanks, That is what I guessed, but thought it worth mentioning.