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by nabsltd
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Shadow Effects in FontCreator
Replies: 12
Views: 2461

Re: Shadow Effects in FontCreator

Since any shadow effect by FontCreator will be algorithmic in nature, it really won't be much different from shadow effects offered by drawing programs. I'd rather buy a really well-done font with no shadow and then add whatever kind of shadow I want using my drawing program of choice than try and f...
by nabsltd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: underscores
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: underscores

I've seen a few commercial fonts that still have the glyph names embedded which violate the spec Bhikkhu referred to in various ways (spaces, starts with number, etc.). FontCreator handles these errors with no problem, and if you export a font without glyph names (the default in FontCreator), there ...
by nabsltd
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Suggestion for Metrics
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Suggestion for Metrics

1940LaSalle wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:02 pm
Definitely not talking about cloning metrics; rather, looking for some rough equivalent of what I'll call good practices.
That's definitely a good use case for such a table, and certainly acceptable to even the most overprotective about font intellectual property.
by nabsltd
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Errors in CompositeData.xml
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Errors in CompositeData.xml

That does not seem to make any difference, but it is easily fixed, so I updated the archive attached to the linked thread again. Yeah, anything "outside" a tag seems to be ignored, even if it is inside some parent tag. The XML validator/formatter I use noticed it in "strict" mode, but I put that on...
by nabsltd
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Errors in CompositeData.xml
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Errors in CompositeData.xml

I missed one more:

In the line with the comment "Unmapped Alternative Fractions", the pilcrows are outside the comment.
by nabsltd
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Errors in CompositeData.xml
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Errors in CompositeData.xml

In FontCreator 11.5.0.2427, 64-bit: The default "CompositeData.xml" created by "Copy Data Files to User Data Folder" in the options dialog has some small errors: <Composite> <!-- small g --> - spurious "g" after </InheritSB> <Composite> <!-- Unmapped Proportional zero --> - glyph name wrong in "<Inh...
by nabsltd
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Please help identify this font
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Please help identify this font

Nothing in the nearly 1000 handwriting fonts I have matches.

Since it's so easy to convert handwriting into a font (Scanahand, Microsoft Font Creator, etc.), it's not at all unlikely that this is a one-off, never published font.
by nabsltd
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: File|New default glyph/character list
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: File|New default glyph/character list

using an existing font and transforming it into what you want has many advantages ( Cadman originally started out as Munson ) for instance if starting out with one of your previous working fonts you know all the Open Type features are already done and working, the kerning will need to be re-done an...
by nabsltd
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Add Units per em conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Add Units per em conversion

I just use the Transform Dialog or the Transformation Wizard , depending on whether its one glyph or many. They have a Scale tab (or Scale command) and you can easily work out the scale factor if you know the 'units per em' of each font, then just use absolute scaling from a fixed point ( 0,0 ) and...
by nabsltd
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Insert glyph transform cuts off last character in glyph name list
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Insert glyph transform cuts off last character in glyph name list

In FontCreator 11.5.0.2427, 64-bit: I discovered this when using the built-in "Unmapped Proportional Figures" transform script, which didn't complete all the composites correctly because the last glyph was named "nine.pnu" instead of "nine.pnum". The problem happens regardless of the number of glyph...
by nabsltd
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Add Units per em conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Add Units per em conversion

Currently, if a user has two fonts with different "units per em" settings, when they copy and paste an entire glyph between the two fonts, FontCreator does the right thing and re-scales the units per em on the paste so the outlines are the right size. The re-scaling does not happen if you copy just ...
by nabsltd
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: File|New default glyph/character list
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: File|New default glyph/character list

The character set is hard-wired into FontCreator. Since pretty much everything else about characters and glyphs are controlled by the config files, perhaps this could be changed to use a file too. I suspect XML would be the best, as it would allow listing of every glyph that should be inserted, plu...
by nabsltd
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: File|New default glyph/character list
Replies: 5
Views: 445

File|New default glyph/character list

When you create a new font project with FontCreator, it creates a font with 236 glyphs, including one unmapped (.notdef) and 9 multi-mapped. Is there anything that the user can modify that controls the glyphs that are included, and the Unicode mappings? By changing glyph names in glyphname.dat, it's...
by nabsltd
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Add a preview renderer like the one in MainType and the "Test OTF" window
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Add a preview renderer like the one in MainType and the "Test OTF" window

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:09 pm
You could try to change the glyph outline fill mode:
This affects too many things, including validation. By changing it, FontCreator will completely miss some incorrect contours that it now finds. It will also see others as "incorrect direction", even though they are not.
by nabsltd
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: MainType - Bug Reports
Topic: "Syncrhonize the selected font folder..." syncs all folders in tree
Replies: 0
Views: 1514

"Syncrhonize the selected font folder..." syncs all folders in tree

In MainType 8.0.0.1135, 64-bit: When a sub-folder of a "keep in sync" folder is selected, and the "Synchronize the selected font folder with your file system" button is clicked, all folders in the tree that the folder belongs to are checked for sync, not just the selected folder and sub-folders. Wit...