Ghost links/hints

Primary tabs

3 posts / 0 new
Last post
Tobias Kvant's picture
Offline
Joined: 15 Feb 2004 - 3:49am
Ghost links/hints
0

Can anyone please explain what ghost links/hints in Fontlab are used for? Thanks!

John Hudson's picture
Offline
Joined: 21 Dec 2002 - 11:00am
0

These are hints that are used to control vertical alignment of features that do not involve horizontal stems. The obvious example would be the top and bottom of a sans serif letter I. There is no serif to function as a horizontal stem, and hence nothing to which to link a standard stem hint. Ghost hints are used here to attach the top and bottom of the letter to vertical alignment (blue) zones.

Tobias Kvant's picture
Offline
Joined: 15 Feb 2004 - 3:49am
0

Got it, thank you John!