Hinting Family

msmiths's picture

Is there any way in FLS to copy or duplicate hints from one .vfb to another?

I have a regular and italic weight and I'd like the hints to be the same on the italic minus vertical hints. It would be nice to not have to do it all manually.

(This is with Type 1 hinting)

Mark Simonson's picture

There isn't any direct way that I know of (such as via Paste Special), but one way to get the same effect is to make a copy of your regular font, remove the vertical hints, delete the regular outlines, paste in the italic outlines, and copy other font info into it. Not very elegant, but I think it would be less work than rebuilding the hints.

msmiths's picture

Thanks Mark, that sounds like it would work for now. I don't mind those creative work workarounds.

I contacted FontLab for a Paste Special Hinting feature request. They said it would be in FontLab Studio 6 so we'll see!

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