OTF PS-flavoured: hinting makes glyph invisible in Indesign?

Sebastian Nagel's picture

any idea what could be the cause that hinting (fontlab autohinting + AFDKO) "hides" (blanks) the ffi ligature in one of my fonts?

When I hint my font and then export it to opentype postscript-flavoured, the ffi-ligature glyph is just white. all other glyphs work fine.
When I don't hint at all, the ffi glyph is visible as well.

I just tested in Indesign CS2 until now, but maybe someone knows what could be the cause for this?


Miguel Sousa's picture

Does the glyph have any outline overlaps? Are the outlines in the correct direction? Have you tried running CheckOutlines?

Goran Soderstrom's picture

I have had the same problem with a couple of glyphs one time. I believe my problem had something to do with startpoints, cos when I set them to left lower corner everything worked fine again.

Sebastian Nagel's picture

Thanks Goran, I changed the "first node" setting, now it works fine.

Miguel: Yes, there were overlapping forms (i had this problem with "ffi" and "n" now) but I reduced them to one form before applying hinting.

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