Globlal baseline shift?

Graphirus's picture


How do I globally shift the baseline position in FL? Currently, it seem that when I shift the baseline in a glyphs windows, the change is applied only locally to that particular glyph. Also I don't see any option to modify the baseline position in the font metrics.


gargoyle's picture

Technically speaking, the baseline can't be shifted — notice that even when you move it in the glyph window, it stays at 0 and simply shifts the glyph itself. You can achieve the same effect on multiple glyphs with Tools > Action (the very first one under Contour), or using the Transformation panel with the glyphs selected in the Font window. (Note: the Shift command in Transformation panel doesn't shift hints or masks, so if your glyphs have either of those, use the Action tool.)

Graphirus's picture

So, let's say I wanna move down each glyph 12 units (when I imported from Illustrator the zero point didn't match the baseline in FL), I apply the mentioned action and that's all? It will work on diacritics and components as well?

George Thomas's picture

If you plan ahead you won't have to do all that work. Check this tutorial from Adam Twardoch at FontLab:

Second post from the top.

HVB's picture

Save your work first, because this can't be UNDOne.
Vertical Shift -12 / Check the box 'apply to entire font' .

If you don't like the result, File/Revert to the last saved version.

If you don't like the result, just

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