andreas last edited by gferreira
This might be a stupid question but I just don’t get the way anchors work in RoboFont. I’m new to font editing, I’ve never used FontLab but I’ve seen tutorials about how anchors work there. I understand the purpose of anchors and I understand how FontLab is dealing with it but in RoboFont things seem to work differently and I can’t figure out how.
I’d like to use them to position diacritics. So I placed one anchor in the base glyph
aand named it
topand another in the accent glyph
_top. Then I built the
¨as components to the empty
äglyph. This is kind of the FontLab way and it doesn’t work.
After trying other combinations without success and failing in research on the web on this specific topic here I am.
Is there an out-of-the-box-behaviour for anchors or are they supposed to be accessed by scripts in order to use them?
Thanks for your help
RoboFont has not yet support natively for placing components with anchor support.
You can use
font.generateGlyph(...)to compile glyph with anchor placement.
font = CurrentFont() font.generateGlyph("adieresis")
there is no native support to build accents 'magically'
you can still use robofab as the example above
or write a small glyph construction string when adding a glyph