Anchors wont match from Illustrator to FontLab

Theapbo's picture

Hello,
my first post here.

I have a problem that I don't think I have had before and I need help solving it. I can't find the problem on the web.

When I copy my glyphs from Illustrator and paste them into FLS the shapes transforms from smooth rounded corners into just cornered. In Illustrator the anchor points is set to smooth. Why do FLS change my anchor points?

My English is to limited to explain the problem. Please see the attached images.
The black and grey image is in Illustrator and the white image with a black line is in FLS.

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Theapbo

daverowland's picture

Most likely caused by rounding errors. Make the glyph you're copying from illustrator is the same size in points as you want it to be in fontlab.

Theapbo's picture

Thanks for the quick answer.
I don't resize the glyphs, they are in the exact same size as in Illustrator.
I copy the glyphs from Illustrator and neither move or scale the glyphs in FLS.
Or do you mean something else?
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Theapbo

daverowland's picture

How tall are the glyphs once in Fontlab? Can you show the second image again with node positions marked?

PabloImpallari's picture

I don't resize the glyphs, they are in the exact same size as in Illustrator.

That's not enough. You need to do some configuration in illustrator first, in order to be compatible.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOTLwmmrv8s
http://font.is/fontlab-using-illustrator-to-draw-fonts-for-importing-int...

hrant's picture

In the future, draw directly in FL.

hhp

Theapbo's picture

Thanks for all the answers!
The height of the glyph is 733 points, both in Fontlab and in Illustrator.
After reading the article and watching the movie I made some adjustments and everything looks much better. But not exactly like it does in Illustrator.
I will in the future at least consider drawing the font directly in Fontlab.

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Theapbo

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