Incorrect text outline in Illustrator


Question

I'm trying to convert a letter "A" to a shape using the Type -> Create Outline function. However, the converted shape does not maintain the straight lines in the letter.

Here is the original letter (before outline) enter image description here

and zoomed in to the bottom right corner.

enter image description here

After being outlined, it looks like this

enter image description here

If you look closely at the bottom right corner (red arrow). The base of the letter is not horizontal (see red line for reference).

Could anyone reproduce this / explain why this is going on? I'm using the Helvetica Neue (Bold) font.

Thanks!

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10/23/2014 4:24:00 PM

Illustrator has some troubles with this, especially when you align to pixels or grids. It can help to do the same task in larger scale (x10 e.g.) and then scale down or create a symbol (which generally helps avoiding errors when scaling).

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10/24/2014 9:33:00 AM

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