I'm writing here because after trying everything found on the web I still can't solve a problem.
I'm testing in Adobe Illustrator a new typeface I'm designing with FontForge.
The problem is that a few glyphs aren't showing, if I click on the "Glyphs" panel they are missing.
Another strange thing is that for different weights, different glyphs aren't showing.
When installing the .otf everything looks ok:
And when I type those letters I get nothing, like shown here:
I exported with these settings:
After many tests I found that when I generate fonts with these options (Hints + Flex Hints) the problem doesn't exist (but I don't want them, then the text doesn't look good):
Things I already tried:
- Deleting and reinstalling the fonts
- Delete Windows Font Cache
- Delete all "adobefnt.lst" files
No matter what, if I export without hints I always get the missing glyphs problem in Adobe Illustrator.
However, in WordPad and GIMP there aren't problems.
I'm a few years into type design, but doing it just in my free time I can't progress rapidly so maybe that's a noob question! Having searched on TypeDrawers history I haven't found the solution.
Just an apparently similar problem with an alternate, but it was about the "aalt feature".
Do any of you have any idea what the problem might be?