how to round the foot of "k"?

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Joined: 7 Jul 2007 - 7:42am
how to round the foot of "k"?
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i'm trying to draw a rounded foot of the lowercase "k" using Illustrator. therefore i'm using a circle where the radius r of the circle r equals the stroke width d. the foot touches the baseline. the only question is how to align the edge of the red circle to the stroke edges a and b?

how could I do that?

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the circle will be slightly too wide, but I wuld simply use smart guides tdrag the nearest edge of the circle to the line, then taper out the other edge correspondingly.

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Joined: 7 Jul 2007 - 7:42am
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what i'm looking for is a sort of snapping, to snap the circle edge to the stroke edge. i tried smart guides but they only show the intersection point, not a "touch"-point.

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Joined: 10 Dec 2004 - 6:27pm
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Draw a line 90 degrees to the edge of the 'k' (parallel to d). Align this to the centre of the circle. Where the line intersects the edge of the circle, draw a horizontal line. Match the intersection of the circle and the new horizontal line to the intersection of the 'k' and the horizontal line.

- Lex

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Joined: 10 Dec 2004 - 6:27pm
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This might help (I use CorelDraw, but the principle is the same):

- Lex