Edit a Glyph - Character A

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Edit a Glyph - Character A

From the Font Overview window we double-click on the cell with the caption "3". Now we see the corresponding Glyph Edit window. Choose Free Draw Contours... in the Insert menu or select the Free Draw tool from the Drawing Toolbar. Click and drag the left mouse button to draw; click and drag the right mouse button to erase.


Press the Convert to contours button to convert the Free Draw image to contours.

The contours should stay within the visible area, which is the area defined by the WinAscent and WinDescent reference lines and the left and right side-bearings (vertical dashed lines). Make sure the glyph is within this area, since parts outside this area will most likely be invisible. The left and right side-bearings can be changed by dragging them to their desired position. If they are locked, unlock them using the "Lock metrics" button on the Grid toolbar. The glyph should be positioned between these lines, otherwise characters will overlap each other.

We close the Glyph Edit window to return to the Font Overview window.