A new version of the Quest text font, namely version 2.11 has been available on the web since 3.07 pm British Summer Time (1407 GMT) this afternoon.
This version is a conversion. Some time ago I started QUEST202.TTF as a new font within Font Creator 5.0 and used the glyphs from Quest text version 2.01, copied using the clipboard, as the artwork for the new font. I adjusted the metrics.
As Quest text has many glyphs this process of copying glyphs continued at various times over a period of time, copying to a new file at each session. An exception along the way was that QUEST205.TTF was copied directly from QUEST201.TTF and used to produce QUESTTXT.TTF version 2.05, which was published. QUEST206.TTF was copied from QUEST204.TTF and the additional characters added into Quest text version 2.05 were copied into QUEST206.TTF.
The conversion process also added-in Private Use Area copies of some of the characters above U+00FF. This is so that I can use those characters when producing graphics using Serif DrawPlus 7.09 on a Windows 98 platform. The Serif DrawPlus 7.09 program converts the glyphs to curves, so the fact that the Private Use Area mapping is used does not affect the finished result.
Today I started QUEST211.TTF from a copy of QUEST210.TTF, copied using "save as", completed the conversion process and then produced Quest text version 2.11 in QUESTTXT.TTF from QUEST211.TTF. This involved, after using "save as" to produce the QUESTTXT.TTF file, deleting all of the unused glyphs in QUESTTXT.TTF, then using Format | Settings | Ranges and calculating both ranges, then validating the font. The font was then tested using Microsoft Word 97.
QUEST211.TTF still has ready-mapped spaces for adding other characters. So any future development would start by copying QUEST211.TTF to a new file QUEST212.TTF and using the font name Quest text 212 during development. This means that I do not alter existing finished work, just in case later additions need to be rethought or abandoned.
The font is available from the following web page.