OTF file: accessing contours & segments

Hello,
Is there any way I could use a
BezierPath()
generated from an OTF file in an approach like FontParts does with UFO files?I would like to access more than contours, segments and points of that
BezierPath()
and get more attributes of it.Thanks!

hello @RicardGarcia,
a
BezierPath
is similar to a glyph. here’s how you can access the contours, segments and points:B = BezierPath() B.text('a', font='MenloBold', fontSize=1000) for contour in B.contours: print(contour) for segment in contour: print(segment) # a segment is a list of points print()
there’s also
points
,onCurvePoints
andoffCurvePoints
.I hope this is what you’re looking for… cheers!

Thanks a lot, @gferreira!
I knew about these attributes of a
BezierPath()
but since I want to know from each segment if it is a line or a curve I thought I could use a module and apply it to thisBezierPath()
. Anyway, I think I found a way to get this information by counting the amount of points in a segment so that, if there are 2 points it would be a straight line and if there are 3 a curve. Does this make sense?Thanks a lot again, Gustavo.

hi @RicardGarcia,
Anyway, I think I found a way to get this information by counting the amount of points in a segment so that, if there are 2 points it would be a straight line and if there are 3 a curve. Does this make sense?
yes, except there is only 1 point in a straight segment (and 3 in a curve). the first point in a segment is always the last point from the previous one – have a look at this example.
enjoy!

Thank you so much again, Gustavo!