fontlab question

omar's picture

hi everybody i'm new to this forum, i'm a graphic design student and i'm trying to learn fontlab on my own since we don't get it at the academy...if been drawing out a font and now i got to the point of starting it in fontlab...

ive got a few maybe verry stupid questions, i can't figure out on how to actually merge points ...

i have dranw the letter K but now one part of the letter K is white because anoother part of the letter K overleaps ...(don't know if i explain it wright my english is not that good)so what i want to do is merge those 4 points together but i really can't find how to do this.

annother small question is , is there a way to automaticly align a letter to the baseline, now i always do it manualy ?

anny help would be much appreciated.

kind regards

ralf h.'s picture

When overlaps are not black but white, the two paths don't have the same direction. Choose one path an do a »Reverse Path«. When you wan't to combine two parts you can do a »Remove Overlap« (but this only works if you have corrects path directions in the first place)


omar's picture

Hi Ralf , thank you for awnsering and trying to help,

could you maybe tell me where to find the "remove overleap" function

i tryed choosing one path and doing a reverse but that made no difference.

William Berkson's picture

Tools/actions/contour/remove overlap

If you have the transformation window open you can also click on the little hammer to get to the 'actions' menu.

scruggsdesign's picture

Or of course the ⌘-F10 (“apple”-F10) shortcut on a mac (not sure about a PC).

ralf h.'s picture

I usually access those functions with Right-Click/Ctrl-Click in the glyph editing window.

omar's picture

hey thnx for being this helpfull everyone, i fixed it ....i'm learning a great deal making my first font but oh man is it hard :D

HaleyFiege's picture

Hey omar, there's a great book called Learn FontLab Fast by Leslie Cabarga. It really helped me when I was learning the program

dezcom's picture

I would also suggest the same book as Haley mentioned above. There is also another Cabarga book called "Logo Font, and Lettering, Bible" which might be helpful.


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