I used an Illustrator extension called FontSelf Maker to convert a series of designs to font glyphs, and I'm using FontForge to edit each individual font as necessary.

I cannot figure out what's going on with this specific glyph - the paths all seem right, but there are too many fills. I've tried a bunch of different options with intersecting paths and selecting different paths and nodes to no avail.

It looks like this: FontForge rendering

It should look like this: Illustrator rendering

What am I missing here?

  • 2
    I think your path directions could be wrong.
    – Wolff
    Mar 3, 2022 at 22:59
  • I'm not a very good font maker (this is for a project and only for specific extended Unicode glyphs, including private set ones) - how do I do that? I'm familiar with creating and working with vectors, if it helps.
    – CXL
    Mar 4, 2022 at 0:20
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    Uh ... can't remember. I don't have FontForge installed right now. Check out the manual. There's a chapter called "Cutting a shape within another" that talks about using Element > Correct Direction.
    – Wolff
    Mar 4, 2022 at 0:39
  • Used Element > Correct Direction on a single point and that fixed everything. Thanks!!
    – CXL
    Mar 4, 2022 at 0:43
  • 1
    No problem. You should answer your own question then.
    – Wolff
    Mar 4, 2022 at 0:47

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I was able to resolve this by selecting a single node in the upper left circle segment that needed to be removed. and used Element > Correct Direction. Everything's groovy now.

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