Hinting italics

ATF's picture

Hi, wondering if anyone can assist:

I'm currently hinting a sans-serif family, and in the italics I tend to remove almost all the vertical stems. What's the general rule here? Is there any reason why I should NOT do this?

Sebastian Nagel's picture

I guess you are hinting an opentype/postscript-font?

I can't tell for sure, but i removed the verticals from my Tierra Nueva Italic too, as there was no result that "just made it look good".

dberlow's picture

>Is there any reason why I should NOT do this?

Assuming you mean you are removing the hints, but leaving the stems themselves, yes, this is a good idea and the general rule of hinting for anti-aliased output is to not hint anything you can't align to the pixel grid.

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