I'm working right now on a font that generates frames/patterns (guilloche "inspired"
Some glyphs are made up of 4000 points. I got error "Too Many Points" in FontForge, but generated font work fine in apps in which I test it.
I'm wondering if anyone has had any problems with this?
You do not say what format(s) you are generating, nor what format your outlines are, in your source (PostScript outlines?).
FontForge docs say that over 1500 points on a single path is risky (for PostScript Type 1 and OpenType CFF, not TrueType), because reportedly the PostScript Language Reference Manual (Appendix once said so. (https://fontforge.org/docs/ui/dialogs/problems.html)
What FontForge docs say:
PostScript Level 1 and 2 devices are extremely rare these days. New PostScript devices were generally PostScript 3, starting about 25 years ago. By 20 years ago new “PostScript compatible” devices were generally PS3 as well.
AFAIR I tried to use Goudy Cloister Initials in a website and it took some seconds. Maybe it was an other font.
Made a ttx and the letter A has 4555 lines, which is more than points in the glyph.