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by Roberto
Fri May 31, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Accent keys abuse
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Accent keys abuse

Yes, but would it also be possible to define in the font that e.g. Alt +o+o produces 8 ?
by Roberto
Thu May 30, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Accent keys abuse
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Accent keys abuse

For a moment I thought of a good use for some dead keys: key = lower case Latin, shift + key = upper case Latin, accent + key = lower case Greek characters, tilde + key = upper case Greek characters. Unfortunately either undoing dead key behavior or actually taking advantage of them turned out highl...
by Roberto
Thu May 30, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Accent keys abuse
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Accent keys abuse

Sorry I mixed up things myself: some characters being mixed up happened in the passed having a US hardware keyboard while sometimes the NL keyboard was set in Windows. Always had by default two OS keyboards installed after a Windows installation: NL + US If (either accidentally or not) the Ctrl key ...
by Roberto
Thu May 30, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Accent keys abuse
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Accent keys abuse

Aha, so it's a pure OS thing which cannot be overrided by font specs. Hmm, switching keyboard will cause a US keyboard in the Netherlands some characters to be mixed up (using normal fonts). So that's not really an option for private use and particularly not for fonts intended to be shared. Thanks f...
by Roberto
Thu May 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Accent keys abuse
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Accent keys abuse

But can their functionality be modified to normal key behavior?
...in FontCreator that is; asking font users to modify Windows is not an option of course :D
by Roberto
Thu May 30, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Accent keys abuse
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Accent keys abuse

Hi, When creating a font at base level (empty list of open type features) the five accent keys on the keyboard (` ~ ^ ' ") remain behaving like expecting a next key press. In order to actually letting the 'accent' character show a following hit of the 'space' bar is required. This even applies when ...
by Roberto
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I create a ligature for a certain glyph / code-point?
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: How do I create a ligature for a certain glyph / code-point?

Hi Bhikkhu, Thank you so much for the informative tutorial and as you said for having extended it with another 'chapter' :-P Definitely looks something to get familiar with and experiment with first. I suspected the ligatures conversion thing would be a table-like feature because it makes so much se...
by Roberto
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I create a ligature for a certain glyph / code-point?
Replies: 3
Views: 818

How do I create a ligature for a certain glyph / code-point?

Hi, Amazing: FontCreator menus, help, manual... I cannot find any support about creating ligatures. Can someone explain how to create a ligature for a certain glyph / code point? Example: one single glyph (non-keyboard range) looks like the word "Goto"; I'd like to type "gO" in a text editor in orde...
by Roberto
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Re: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters

Hi Bhikkhu, Ohw, that's tricky! I thought the character replacement would take place after typing a space. Can one undo an automatically generated ligature by going back one character? Like automatic correction on a mobile phone/ tablet? I don't suspect it, though since the last character is already...
by Roberto
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Re: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters

Oh, wait: switching keyboards is not required when using the custom keyboard software: one is just constantly using s single keyboard with increased functionality due to use of the special keys. It looks like there are two uses for custom keyboards: Custom keyboard 1: normal + larger unicode access ...
by Roberto
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Re: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters

Certainly interesting matter here! Both ligatures behavior as well as those custom keyboards. How does it work in practice using the custom keyboards? Say I am in PagePlus writing (calculator font active) and while typing temporary need to 'switch keyboard'? Is the keyboard program to run which I br...
by Roberto
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Re: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters

Hi Bhikkhu, Thanks for the clear info! 3: bummer! 4: From what I understood about 'ligatures' that's exactly the 'dead character' thing you are referring to. As far as I understood from that feature ligatures are individual glyphs super-imposed on the run (while typing) forming composite characters....
by Roberto
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Re: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters

Hi Leon, Thank you so much for your thorough and compassionate replies! I just checked out the link you gave and also did an internet search for keyboard layout mapping software. Basically an interesting tool for specific situations but I don't think constantly switching keyboard works out well for ...
by Roberto
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Re: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters

Hi, No, I intended to create the font for it being useful for myself as well as to others. Therefore workarounds are no option. Fun, fun...usually useful doesn't go along with fun really :-P Re-inventing the wheel actually isn't applicable anymore; I created the two fonts (for Casio fx-4500PA and Ca...
by Roberto
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Keyboard access to as many as possible characters

Hi, For designing a font simulating the display font of a programmable scientific calculator I intend to focus on two features: 1) pc font looking the same as on calculator display, 2) Optimum use of keyboard regarding quick access to as many as possible characters. The font contains many more chara...