Here’s a question that’s been on my mind for more than a decade and i’ve finally decided to seek some wisdom from the crowd.
It is generally recommended that you place points at the extreme tops, bottoms, lefts and rights of your glyphs. My question is: exactly how important is this? I mean, what happens if you ignore this rule.
I do a lot of rounded type and especially rounded glyphs can get you in a bit of a headache here, because the extreme points of rounded glyphs are not necessaryly important points for the definition of the shape - in contrast to non-rounded glyphs where extreme points are almost always also defining points for the glyph shape.
So far i’ve always followed the extreme point rule eventough it meant polluting my outlines a bit, but in the fonts i’m working on right now i’d like to keep my outlines clean. And so far i havn’t had any problems with printing or displaying these fonts...
Can anyone shed some light?