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by Laenglich
Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Adding OpenType features
Replies: 14
Views: 48084

Hello, you're right: OpenOffice doesn't support any OpenType features, but the well-known programming libraries used for font rendering all start supporting at least some of them. So it should only be a question of time, i.e. versions... There is a GUI for OpenType features: Microsoft VOLT . It's fr...
by Laenglich
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Adding OpenType features
Replies: 14
Views: 48084

The next error was the Postscript names for ff, fi, fl, etc. In my fonts, these are mapped to the legacy positions in the PUA as well as the Alphabetic Presentation Forms codepoints, so Generate Postscript names generates names like uniFB01 instead of fi. Oh, I know this problem. I also use some gl...
by Laenglich
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Adding OpenType features
Replies: 14
Views: 48084

Debugging

Good morning! Well, at least I got some error messages, so I must be doing something right. :roll: From my experience in computer programming I state that error messages are great. Really, no irony! The bad things are programs that compile without errors, but do different things from what they're su...
by Laenglich
Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Adding OpenType features
Replies: 14
Views: 48084

First OpenType tutorial: Ligatures

Ciao! Okay, here is my first tutorial about OpenType features, and of course we start quite simple: We want to replace the sequence ff by ff, fi by fi and ffi by ffi. The original tutorial shows this case here: http://home.kabelfoon.nl/%7Eslam/fonts/otcomp/ligaturesubst.html I assume you have created yo...
by Laenglich
Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Adding OpenType features
Replies: 14
Views: 48084

Bonjour! Thanks for posting. You obviously got it to work fairly well. Although the OpenType Compiler Tutorial is well written and clearly laid out, I wouldn't describe the process as simple. Well, it is much simpler than everything else I found before. ;-) I am familiar with the process of compilin...
by Laenglich
Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Adding OpenType features
Replies: 14
Views: 48084

Adding OpenType features

¡Hola! I have found an easy way to add OpenType features to a font created with FontCreator. All you need is your TrueType font file, which must contain Postscript names. Look at Format → Post... in FontCreator; if there are no Postscript names yet, FC can even generate them automatically. You can c...
by Laenglich
Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Garava - My First Proper Font
Replies: 17
Views: 21366

Hello! Compliment, looks great! But the pictures aren't shown in Firefox (in IE, Netscape and Opera they work properly). :? Strange. I had to learn how to create new ones using bits of existing characters I have stored all kinds of single stems, circles, serifs and so on in a file called "workspace....
by Laenglich
Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quivira
Replies: 5
Views: 8351

Hi! I've uploaded version 1.4.1 now - the link stays the same. I've corrected the Font Metrics, using the values you suggested, so this should work now even in programs which don't ignore them. :wink: I've also made the super- and subscripts, the fractions and the control pictures bolder; and I've a...
by Laenglich
Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quivira
Replies: 5
Views: 8351

Hello! Wow, you've tested a lot. Thank you very much! I study computer science, this is what I need all these mathematical operators, control pictures etc. for; and the foreign letters are needed for some database projects (e.g. I collect coins and want to register them, with all the texts standing ...
by Laenglich
Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quivira
Replies: 5
Views: 8351

Quivira

Hello, everybody! Once again, another newbie is trying not to be shy... :wink: The font I've made within the last few months is called Quivira and is meant to become a Unicode font suitable for text writing. The current version 1.4 contains 2,222 characters and is available here: http://www.grinning...