I want to share with you my workflow to have an opinion about every step, cause i m not sure i m doing it well.
1- start drawing and designing letter on a multiple master file on fontlab.
2- Then i adjust metrics and kerning pair, auto fill font info and finally i make a first exportation of the VFB instances i want.
3- At this step i decompose every glyph (accented too) in each instance and then generate a Fontlab TTF file.
4- After that i open the Fontlab TTF file With Glyph and then i generate again a TTF with this software. (the reason why i do this step is that I m not able to make a manual hinting with fontlab and the automatic hinting process causes me a lots of problems, like disappearing some letter, mostly accented...the /Iacute for example i ignore the reasons why. On the other hand, the automatic Hinting Process made with Glyph exportation seems to have better results without problem.)
5- after generate TTF in Glyph i open all the font family in TransType to organize the family name and finally make the exportation of the TTF, OTF, and Web Pack.
This is an empiric method i found on the way by trial and error.
You may say, whatever it works. Yes, but i found this workflow simply unpractical and every time i found some error i had to come back on the VFB file to correct everything and made each step again. And more step i use more it's the possibility to make mistakes.
Is it a good process?
Can i simplify it in some way?
There are articles or books about the right process to obtain good, organized and quite well hinted TTF and OTF files?
Thank you in advance for your advice.