For some reason in one of my Illustrator documents, there are small bumps on the bottom of the lowercase E and C characters.


The font I'm using is (I believe) built into Windows. It's called Bahnschrift.

Any help with this would be appreciated. If a sample document is needed please let me know in the comments.

Also, Adobe Illustrator CC 2018.

  • If it's merely that particular font, it may be a bad font. – Scott Oct 23 '18 at 20:16
  • @Scott When using Photoshop, the font does not have this problem even at extremely high resolutions. – spikespaz Oct 23 '18 at 20:19
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    Try the solution of this answer, let see if it helps. – user120647 Oct 23 '18 at 21:14
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    I can confirm the problem exists in Illustrator CC, on Windows 10, and that changing the anti-aliasing setting doesn't fix it. Changing the variable font width setting to 79 or less seems to fix it. Inkscape displays the font properly, although it doesn't support the variable settings. I suppose the next step is to report it as a bug to Adobe. – Billy Kerr Oct 24 '18 at 8:15
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    @BillyKerr The bug can also be in the font. BTW old Multiple Master fonts (= a kind of Type 1 extension) are now back in another format. They vanished when Adobe stopped to support ATM (=Type Manager). In Win7 it still could be used with trickery. I haven't tried the same in Win10. – user287001 Oct 24 '18 at 9:43

This is pure guessing. I haven't the needed software to try the thing I suspect.

Illustrator CC supports variable fonts to some degree, some of them are even included. The following links tell about it and show how to adjust.



Microsoft's Bahnschrift is also variable. It can have some parameter out of Illustrator's pleasant rendering range. Check, if Illustrator allows you to adjust it.

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