Different Stroke weight in every point node
I'm trying to make a typeface in illustrator, but it's so hard when i have to apply multiple different weight in one stroke (especially with serif typeface). So i have manually expand the stroke and edit it manually, and the result is not tidy or clean enough.
I know there is width tool to edit stroke weight, but it behave more like a brush, it will get messy if i want to change stroke weight and not having consistent shape if i cut some part of the alphabet to use it on another alphabet.
So i have an idea if we can edit stroke weight in every single point node so it can be more consistent (maybe it's similar to blend tools smoothness, but it's specific for stroke).
There are other related requests to make the treatment of Width profiles better:
1. Hard Transitions: http://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657/suggestions/47343821
2. Absolute positioning of widths markers when paths are modified: http://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447/suggestions/35891749
It’s very unlikely, to my knowledge, that the team is going to my fundamental changes to variable width algorithm (except maybe for cleaner results, some attempt to improve it you can see in version 26 (2022)).
I’d suggest to have an anticipation for the upcoming Letterlink plugin instead. It looks and feels far more superior.