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by bobcdy
Tue May 22, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Problems with font modified by FC on Android System
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Re: Problems with font modified by FC on Android System

I'm not sure about how to do this. If I select several glyphs, then do a right mouse click, I don't seen any "paste special", and if I go to the edit menu, I do see a paste special but it is grayed out.
by bobcdy
Mon May 21, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Problems with font modified by FC on Android System
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Re: Problems with font modified by FC on Android System

Yes, I did remove a number of unneeded glyphs.
by bobcdy
Mon May 21, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Problems with font modified by FC on Android System
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Problems with font modified by FC on Android System

Recently I purchased a Nook Simple Touch for reading ebooks. I tried reading an epub I created that uses a ttf small cap font based on an otf font by Pesala (with his permission). With my previous ebook readers, BeBook One and Sony PRS-950, and on Adobe Digital Editions reader on my PC, the epub pag...
by bobcdy
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: questions about vault for MT4
Replies: 1
Views: 1256

questions about vault for MT4

After reading the manual for MT4 (I won't revert completely to MT3 until I know more about MT4) I was wondering about the vault where all fonts are stored by MT4. I found that Softpedia offers a download of its program 'Winvault' that have the same .vlt xtension as MT4 vault. Is the MT4 vault the sa...
by bobcdy
Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: No browsing anymore? I'm downgrading!
Replies: 10
Views: 5683

Re: No browsing anymore? I'm downgrading!

I appreciate what MainType does, and I think I understand the philosophy behind version 4, but to me it's a shame that High-Logic has not taken care to design MT4 to allow for different user preferences. Apple has this "we know better than you" philosophy for all its products. I remember using the o...
by bobcdy
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: No browsing anymore? I'm downgrading!
Replies: 10
Views: 5683

Re: No browsing anymore? I'm downgrading!

I didn't realise that Maintype 4 takes control of all my fonts; I'm reverting back to MT 3 and have deleted MT4 from my system. I had hoped it would have been designed like many successful photo managers, such as 'ACDSee Photo Manager' - that program inventories all my photographs and keeps track of...
by bobcdy
Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: copyrights
Replies: 17
Views: 8838

Re: copyrights

I fully agree with you as to the personal use and sales. But there is another question - is it ok to distribute it to others at no cost?
by bobcdy
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: copyrights
Replies: 17
Views: 8838

Re: copyrights

There are two questions here - is producing and selling a look-alike font produced partly by Scanahand or Adobe Illustrator illegal by US Copyright Laws as interpreted by the courts, and/or is it immoral/unethical. I think the courts have decided so far that it is not illegal.
by bobcdy
Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Show file locations
Replies: 11
Views: 5566

Re: Show file locations

I'd like to second Enigma's request for font files locations. I still use Typograf, which is far inferior to MainType in its ability to show all the glyphs and detailed info on each font, but Typograf default is to show installed fonts. It doesn't go far enough, however, in showing all fonts' locati...
by bobcdy
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Problem with unicode private use area glyphs
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

Re: Problem with unicode private use area glyphs

The font works fine in MS Word 2003 and in Open Office; the really odd thing is that this is a new problem. I've had a similar problem with other fonts and found that the private use area glyphs did not work. Then, about two weeks ago, all seemed to work properly. Now, the problem is back. What I've...
by bobcdy
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Problem with unicode private use area glyphs
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

Problem with unicode private use area glyphs

I've been working on a font with ligatures and find that all of the ligatures that have an assigned unicode value such as f_f (U+FB00) work fine in an application for reading epub ebooks (Adobe Digital Editions), but those ligatures with unicode values lying in the private use are such as c-t (I ass...
by bobcdy
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: copyrights
Replies: 17
Views: 8838

Re: copyrights

I fully agree that opening a commercial font in FontCreator, then slightly changing a few of the control points manually or by using the 'Glyph Transformer' of FontCreator, replacing all the previous naming data with new information, and renaming the font is wrong, unethical, and illegal. However, t...
by bobcdy
Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: copyrights
Replies: 17
Views: 8838

Re: copyrights

Bhikkhu, I realize my font is missing several glyphs; I had started to work on a new edition with added glyphs. But I had already realized that Scanahand was not really suitable for high resolution work despite my best efforts so I've abandoned my efforts with Scanahand. Unfortunately it lacks accur...
by bobcdy
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: copyrights
Replies: 17
Views: 8838

Re: copyrights

Yes, I have a ttf font created using Scanahand in the Gallery forum. As far as Scanahand is concerned I have mixed feelings. On the one hand it is very quick and does ok with a rough font. However the resultant glyphs are much larger than they should be and need to be decreased in size. Also, the gl...
by bobcdy
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: font with old english ligatures
Replies: 6
Views: 4970

Re: font with old english ligatures

Well, here's my next iteration of the garamond font. I've tried to clean up the glyphs with FontCreator and spent some more time on kerning. I know it still need some work, so I'd appreciate any comments about improvements. I noticed that Scanahand has some minor problems with creating this font: 1....