I created a color font that has 4 layered strokes with one being used as a mask for the horizontal with bars since pattern fill aren’t supported. I can drag in some that look perfect but most either omit the masked bars or separate strokes out into separate glyphs. I’ve started trying it as a bitmap in PS but afraid it will look bad in print headlines.
Please have a try with Object > Flatten Transparency in Illustrator or some of these tricks: https://help.fontself.com/en/articles/2841382-unsupported-objects-features
The expand and merge did the trick! Now I have to go back and do the same thing to the characters that seemed to have worked until I saved out the font. The spacing got weird on those because of the masked bars extending out.
Awesome. Hopefully the kind of tricks we can iron in the future and automatically fix without human interaction