Author Topic: Length of the curve or Vector is very small?  (Read 230 times)

cool_hand

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Length of the curve or Vector is very small?
« on: 2014-05-03, 07:37:07 »
FontAudit flags any vector that is shorter than 4 UPM's. Is there any reason why I can't or should avoid having a vector length which is shorter than 4 UPM's; say 3 or 2 UPM's?

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Re: Length of the curve or Vector is very small?
« Reply #1 on: 2014-05-05, 12:48:30 »
Maybe I am missing something, but to the best of my knowledge....

In most fonts and cases, such a short vector would be accidental or an artifact of editing or overlap removal. It's not that there is any format requirement involved.

If it is an unnecessary segment, it's just extra data and makes it easier to make mistakes later on. Making your outlines as clean and concise as possible—without compromising the design—is a Good Thing, something I encourage for my students.