Intersecting Glyphs Issue

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Intersecting Glyphs Issue

tobywolves
Hello,
I have an issue with characters that I've edited in a script font intersecting each other.
I'm hoping there's a pretty simple fix for this that I've missed, but I can't find a solution anywhere online.
Apologies for the massive image but the issue doesn't show up if it's reduced much in size:



All the existing characters join perfectly, but the ones I have edited (uppercase Z and A, lowercase z) intersect with the next letter and leave a small white fill over the top of it.

If anyone could help me out with this issue I'd be very grateful!
I've been racking my brain for hours
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Re: Intersecting Glyphs Issue

Martin B. Brilliant
Depending on how the glyphs are viewed, a white area will show where a clockwise contour intersects with a counterclockwise contour. It looks as though A, Z and z have counterclockwise outer contours while the rest have (correctly) clockwise outer contours. I would guess that if A and z intersect, as in “Azure,” or Z and a intersect as in “Zane,” the intersection will be black as you would expect.

A contour can become reversed if it’s opened and then closed. since the direction of the contour then depends on how you close it. In any case, you can determine and correct the direction of a selected contour in the outline glyph view, Menu, Element, clockwise etc.


> On Jul 17, 2017, at 9:40 AM, tobysexty <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> I have an issue with characters that I've edited in a script font
> intersecting each other….
>
> <http://fontforge.10959.n7.nabble.com/file/n15595/Fontforge_issue-01.png>
>
> All the existing characters join perfectly, but the ones I have edited
> (uppercase Z and A, lowercase z) intersect with the next letter and leave a
> small white fill over the top of it.

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Re: Intersecting Glyphs Issue

tobywolves
Ahh thanks very much for that - it's sorted it.

The original characters in the font were anti-clockwise (hence why I'd never encountered the problem before), so clicking the 'correct direction' option with all existing characters selected corrected the problem.

Thanks again.
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