× Group Font Files into Families in Windows

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× Group Font Files into Families in Windows

Postby alanckt » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:26 am

Hi
I would like to group a few related fonts files into a family so that

1) when windows cannot find the code point from the 1st fonts file
it will automatically look into the second fonts file and if still not there it will go into 3rd font file.
(most unihan fonts has a set of fonts extA and extB and both fonts files are nearly full, I will need ext C)

2) when a code point sharing a few glypes and each glype is in its own font file, i wish to choose the glype by highlight the character when I type the character on a notepad in windows and picking the glype I wanted from the different font file by typing ctrl esc or someting like that ( incase ctrl esc has been used for other purpose) you can see the example in uni han code points U+761F or U+7609 both have 2 type of glypes.


cheers
Alan

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Re: group fonts files into family in windows

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:24 am

The first issue is solely under the control of the application that you're using and nothing to do with FontCreator, nor can FontCreator do anything to fix it. Search for Glyph Fallback, which is supported in OpenOffice.

The second issue can be solved by defining Glyph Substitutions in your font using Stylistic Sets. The alternate glyphs must exist in the same font. Still, Notepad or Wordpad don't support OpenType features, and nor does OpenOffice yet AFAIK. You would have to use Word 2010 or later, PagePlus, InDesign or some other application that does.
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Re: group fonts files into family in windows

Postby alanckt » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:42 am

Can MAINTYPE do the job?

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Re: group fonts files into family in windows

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:09 am

alanckt wrote:Can MAINTYPE do the job?

No
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Re: group fonts files into family in windows

Postby Erwin Denissen » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:07 am

alanckt wrote:Can MAINTYPE do the job?

A font manager can't change the way fonts work in software. It can help you find, group, and use fonts.
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