I’m having a problem with imported spacing. I’ve done this before and it worked perfectly but now I just can’t seem to get it.
You can see what I’m getting in the attached image.
The red font is my original font made with FontSelf.
The black font is to be used as a ‘border’ to be place behind the original font to look as if the font is stroked. The web-to-print system we’re using doesn’t support strokes on fonts at this time so we have to do it this way.
Anyway I made the first font by selecting the paths along with the guides and clicking the 0-9 button. I made no changes whatsoever at this point except for naming the font and saving it out.
Then I did an offset path of 1pt on the glyphs, and imported them along with the guides by clicking the 0-9 button.
This time I clicked the ‘Advanced’ button, then imported the spacing using my original (red) font. For Glyph Spacing I chose to match the Advanced width+sidebearings, and I left all four Font Metrics boxes checked.
When I load both fonts in Illustrator. The spacing itself works fine, but for some reason the height of the new font (black) is squished. At least I think that’s what’s happening.
I’ve tried different combinations of options when importing (match Sidebearings doesn’t give correct spacing or height, and Font Metrics doesn’t seem to have any effect either).
Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?
I did this once previously and it worked, but I don’t remember what other steps, if any, I took to make this work correctly.