Decompose Glyph - OpenType

eolson's picture

Is there an advantage to decomposing accented glyphs
derived from components? Years ago I remember a reason
for doing this with Fontographer as there was a snag with
certain Windows systems.

Recently I've noticed my OpenType fonts not showing their
accented characters on the Myfonts.com server. I decomposed
the accented glyphs and everything now appears.
Is this an OT thing? Fontlab?

John Hudson's picture

You should not decompose for TrueType fonts, but you should decompose for PostScript fonts. Maintain FontLab sources with undecomposed composites, and only decompose when you generate fonts. Be careful not to save a decomposed source over your composed one.

eolson's picture

Thanks John!

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