Anchor Attachments using VOLT

muthu's picture


I'm trying to use Anchor Attachments to position marks to base glyphs for an Indic font I'm creating with FontLab+VOLT.

The positioning of the mark works well and VOLT does provide a really nice interface to tune this perfectly well.

However, when I run the feature through the Proofing Tool, there is a space after the base, presumably by the mark that is now attached to the base.

I've tried this with 'Below-Base Mark Positioning' and 'Mark Positioning' features - the result is thesame.

The attached screen shot may help illustrate the problem.

Appreciate any help or pointer.


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John Hudson's picture

Are your marks zero width? Marks should have no advance width, and should be made that way in your font outline creation tool prior to work in VOLT.

muthu's picture

Thank you, John. That is indeed the problem. Have fixed that and it's working well now.


Gopal's picture

It appears you are working with Telugu font. What is your success rate. I am also trying with a telugu font with VOLT. I adopted the Pothana2000 like glyph structure. In VOLT proofing tool I am getting the right ligatures etc. But on compiling and testing in Word or OO the letters are not forming. Can you help me?

I attaching my screenshot.

Venu Gopal

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