I'm starting a typeface with a neon light effect in FontLab Studio 6. It's something I've done before with Ampacity
. When I made those fonts, I wasted a lot of time manually cleaning up the mangled vector mess that FontLab's stroke tool created. Is there anything I can do to make this better besides expanding strokes in Illustrator or not using FontLab? Is there a trick to it? I'm certain every other font tool can do this properly but I'm in Windows so I pretty much have to use FontLab for this project. Was it really this bad in Fontographer?
- The original stroke at about 800 units: not an actual letter, just a test scribble with some RMX Harmonize
- 40 stroke with rounded ends (barf)
- Scaled 500%, stroked and scaled back down (yuck)
- 20 stroke with rounded ends (stop it)