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by Yehuda
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to combine characters to make a unique word
Replies: 5
Views: 5254

Re: How to combine characters to make a unique word

Now whenever I type the word Allah is shows a unique shape for it, whatever font , software or operating system it is, so what is making this change? the true type font itself or some other coding which is common in computer world? I believe the operating system does it automatically, as well as co...
by Yehuda
Tue May 03, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: How Do You Convert FontCreator Fonts into a Keyboard Layout?
Replies: 9
Views: 6970

Re: How Do You Convert FontCreator Fonts into a Keyboard Lay

Let me try to explain this. A font maps character shapes ("glyphs") to numerical codes. These numerical codes are based on the Unicode standard. Devanagari characters occupy a bloc of codes beginning at 0900. If you make a Devanagari font, you should map the character shapes to the appropriate Unico...
by Yehuda
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font for postal address labels
Replies: 5
Views: 3997

Re: Font for postal address labels

Deleting the period and comma characters will not work; you need to change them into empty zero-width characters. Open them, delete the glyphs (the pictures of the characters), and drag the right boundary so it is at the same place as the left boundary (probably at 0). As for the bolding; you need t...
by Yehuda
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Confused by some Hebrew characters
Replies: 3
Views: 3678

Re: Confused by some Hebrew characters

Yes. "Hebrew point sheva" is a vowel sign, and thus inherently defined as a combining character. The circle stands for the letter it combines with.
by Yehuda
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: arabic font is getting Corrupted format
Replies: 1
Views: 3326

Re: arabic font is getting Corrupted format

You didn't say what program this is happening in. It looks as if it is a non-Unicode-compliant program, and it is translating the Arabic letters into ANSI codes (based on the Arabic code page 1256), but then displaying them according to the Latin 1 code page (1252). Depending on your version of Wind...
by Yehuda
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Pseudo Groups - are these possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 2246

Re: Pseudo Groups - are these possible?

While it is true that the groups are real folders, they do not have to contain real fonts. As you have discovered, when you tell Main Type to add a font to a group, one of the options is Shortcut. This is how I do groups.
by Yehuda
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: hebrew fonts
Replies: 5
Views: 5678

"Nekudos" (or "nekudot" in Israeli Hebrew pronunciation, or "nikud" in more common Israeli usage) are the dots and dashes that are used in some kinds of Hebrew texts (mostly) to represent vowel sounds. These symbols are positioned around the letters and add an extra degree of complexity to Hebrew ty...
by Yehuda
Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Diacritical Marks, respectively Unicode
Replies: 50
Views: 44510

It covers:
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Hungarian
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I don't see the Hungarian Ő, ő, Ű, and ű
by Yehuda
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Arabic / Urdu Character mapping
Replies: 3
Views: 3181

Unicode for connecting characters

For Arabic-based alphabets, including Urdu, the connecting forms of the letters (initial, medial, and final) are encoded in the Alphabetic Presentation Forms block, starting at hex FB50. I believe (I don't have the time to check this out now) that the appropriate substitutions are made in Windows (i...
by Yehuda
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Support OpenType Features for Arabic
Replies: 4
Views: 5720

I have some experience with Hebrew. Right-to-left isn't a problem under Windows XP, since the operating system knows which characters are supposed to go right to left. So it doesn't matter if it's a right-to-left font or not. If characters are mapped correctly, Hebrew (and Arabic) should automatical...
by Yehuda
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Font Icon Display
Replies: 3
Views: 4476

Because the active fonts aren't shortcuts; they are actual font files. You cannot install a shortcut to a font file as a font. If you want to know where the font file is located, the folder column in Main Type will tell you that. But what would it mean to say that a shortcut is an active font :?: :?...
by Yehuda
Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Office 2000 problems after uninstalling fonts
Replies: 7
Views: 7444

But the problem is that some programs won't be able to run properly without their special fonts. I have three programs on my system that I use frequently which have specialized fonts that are required for the program to behave properly: WordPerfect, Math Type, and DavkaWriter. I think OpenOffice als...
by Yehuda
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Office 2000 problems after uninstalling fonts
Replies: 7
Views: 7444

It is not clear from the original post that it was system fonts that were deleted, as opposed to fonts required by the specific apps that wouldn't run. Many apps come with fonts that they require to run. There is no way for a program like MainType to keep track of all of these.
by Yehuda
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator
Replies: 10
Views: 21735

I have also used the keyboard creator successfully, including dead keys.
by Yehuda
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font Studio and Hebrew Fonts
Replies: 4
Views: 5127

I use Font Creator (v. 4.5) a lot to remap Hebrew fonts to different encodings, including Unicode, since I have programs that use different encodings for Hebrew. Unicode is the easiest to do since when the encoding is chosen you see the name of the character, so you know you have the right encoding....