Where is anchor information stored (FontForge)?

MikomasrMikomasr Posts: 6
edited April 2020 in Technique and Theory

I created several anchor classes (to apply cursive positioning to my font), but ended up using only one class. Yet in the anchor menu, I still see the old anchor classes I want to get rid of, as follows:

I only want cursive. How do I get rid of Ancre-1, Ancre-0, L, G, ES?

I have checked all my glyphs, and none contains anchors other than "cursive" anchors...



  • MikomasrMikomasr Posts: 6
    It’s getting worse: anchors are multiplying by themselves! I now have 4 different anchor classes on all my glyphs, and if I delete any of them, the cursive attachment feature stops working.
    This seems to happen whenever I save my lookups as an .fea file, then edit the .fea file outside of FontForge, then merge it again. Every time I do this, new anchors pop up...
    Yet I make sure to always delete all my lookups before merging my external .fea file.

    Any idea what causes this?

  • Thomas PhinneyThomas Phinney Posts: 2,585
    It might help if you mention what app you are using. Glyphs? Robofont? FontLab? etc.
  • MikomasrMikomasr Posts: 6
    I’m using Fontforge. Thanks!
  • This sounds like a bug. If I were you, I’d file an issue on https://github.com/fontforge/fontforge.

  • MikomasrMikomasr Posts: 6
    Thank you Denis, done!
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