5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2002 12:58 PM by Thomas Phinney

    synthetic italic glyphs

      MakeOTF adds "normal" synthetic glyphs to italic fonts too - is this a
      bug or a feature?


      (operator "IsItalicStyle" is set to "true")



      Andreas Seidel
        • 1. Re: synthetic italic glyphs
          Thomas Phinney Level 3
          Many of the synthetic glyphs are math characters, which we thought should not be slanted, even in an italic font.

          For glyphs that do get slanted, they should get slanted an amount equal to the italic angle of the font.

          Most likely, you're either looking at one of the glyphs that doesn't get slanted, or you don't have the italic angle set correctly in the input font.

          T
          • 2. Re: synthetic italic glyphs
            Level 1
            Thomas Phinney wrote:
            >
            > Many of the synthetic glyphs are math characters, which we thought should not be slanted, even in an italic font.
            >
            > For glyphs that do get slanted, they should get slanted an amount equal to the italic angle of the font.
            >
            > Most likely, you're either looking at one of the glyphs that doesn't get slanted, or you don't have the italic angle set correctly in the input font.
            >
            > T

            Hello Thomas,

            think euro, dagger, daggerdbl and paragraph should be italic - and it
            don`t work for me even if I set "ItalicAngle 8" and "IsItalicStyle true"
            in the font info file.


            Andreas Seidel
            • 3. Re: synthetic italic glyphs
              Thomas Phinney Level 3
              Yes, these should be obliqued. There's definitely something wrong there!

              Rather than set the ItalicAngle in the fontinfo file, you may need to set it in the input font. In our internal workflow, the fontinfo file also feeds the Type 1 font production; it's probably not the case that MakeOTF is reading that value from the fontinfo file, but rather that it's coming from the input font.

              T
              • 4. Re: synthetic italic glyphs
                Level 1
                Thomas Phinney wrote:
                >
                > Yes, these should be obliqued. There's definitely something wrong there!
                >
                > Rather than set the ItalicAngle in the fontinfo file, you may need to set it in the input font. In our internal workflow, the fontinfo file also feeds the Type 1 font production; it's probably not the case that MakeOTF is reading that value from the fontinfo file, but rather that it's coming from the input font.
                >
                > T


                Hallo Thomas,

                yes, now it works right - MakeOTF ignores the "ItalicAngle" value form
                font info file. It uses the definition direct from the font data file.
                (/ItalicAngle 0 def)

                Think such things should be availeble in the sdk documantation.

                But now we have this fine forum... :-)


                Andreas Seidel
                • 5. Re: synthetic italic glyphs
                  Thomas Phinney Level 3
                  Glad to be of help! I have filed a bug against the FDK documentation, so we can fix this in a future release.

                  T