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Generating a font in Fontographer

After I generate a font in Fontographer the curves don't look so smooth anymore. I was wondering if any of you had a similar problem. The curves look all nice and smooth when i drew them. I first drew them in Illustrator and then import them in Fontographer where they also look nice. They don't look so nice after I generate the font and I zoom in, the fine details I mean.

Thank you

"Heart & Mind" custom lettering

Hey guys I've been working on this custom lettering project. What do you guys think? Is the composition balanced? Is this too busy? Your suggestions & constructive criticism would be much appreciated!

It's inspired by this quote... "Wealth is of the heart and mind, not the pocket" by Pharrell.

- Joseph

How does one make curves proportional in a font?


At some point I learned about trying to make strictly horizontal and vertical handles with my beziers, wherever possible. And I avoid unnecessary points... e.g. a perfect circle ought to be four points.

When I open other people's fonts, particularly scripts, the curves look so perfect. Like someone took a circle or ellipse and then chopped it half (or wherever). Or maybe did the equivalent of drawing a stroke in illustrator and outlining it.