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by vanisaac
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Open Type Layout Feature Editor
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

Re: Open Type Layout Feature Editor

When doing GPOS, it is essential to be able to define anchor points in the glyph editing window and have them be visible in that window.
by vanisaac
Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [NO BUG] Kerning Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2654

Re: Kerning Questions

No, autokerning worked just fine for all of the character combinations where there was a horizontal distance to calculate, like "( and "". Each of those got a nice autokern. It just doesn't work for things like ", or -.
by vanisaac
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [NO BUG] Kerning Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2654

Re: Kerning Questions

Autokerning normalizes the horizontal distance between the closest parts of the two characters. When two characters do not occupy any of the same horizontal space, there is no horizontal distance between the characters to calculate, so it just puts in the default spacing between the two characters, ...
by vanisaac
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font Creator 6.0, how do I join points?
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: Font Creator 6.0, how do I join points?

Ok, the top point (in red) is in a different contour, so you can either 1) select that point and one of the lower ones (hold shift to select the second point), then "join contours" (right click on one point). Or 2) remove the top point, then "add point" (again, right click) to the rightmost lower po...
by vanisaac
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Unable to Find Glyph $09F8
Replies: 11
Views: 3139

Re: Unable to Find Glyph $09F8

Dick Pape wrote:I'd like them to be postcript names of course!
I would prefer Unicode character names, but never decimal.
by vanisaac
Sun May 19, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyph Names I can understand
Replies: 21
Views: 6024

Re: Glyph Names I can understand

"Lambda" has always been the preferred Unicode spelling. However, when it was unified with ISO 10646 for Unicode v 1.1, some spellings were changed to "Lamda" for compatibility with source code pages.
by vanisaac
Wed May 15, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: otf to a ttf
Replies: 4
Views: 3715

Re: otf to a ttf

If they have true type outlines (ie, they open in FCP), all Open type fonts are true type fonts. Just change the extension from OTF to TTF.
by vanisaac
Mon May 06, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?
Replies: 7
Views: 3901

Re: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?

A contour with incorrect direction has counters that are also wound the wrong way. The validator will only correct the positive contour, though. I've always had to manually fix any counters. You often get an improperly wound contour when you make new characters by mirroring another - like p and q or...
by vanisaac
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Court Hand
Replies: 4
Views: 3930

Re: Court Hand

Court hand is the demented granduncle of Edwardian script and blackletter. It's not technically legible by anyone.
by vanisaac
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Generate Postscript Name for Mu/Micro
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Re: Generate Postscript Name for Mu/Micro

Yes. In the original postscript standard, which predated Unicode, the micro sign was named "mu", and it was used as the lower case Greek mu in Greek code pages. When Unicode disunified mu from the micro character (which is script=common), the Greek mu ended up with a systematic name, uniXXXX. Other ...
by vanisaac
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: minor edit, then could not use font
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: minor edit, then could not use font

It is possible that it was digitally signed, because a signature contains a sort of checksum that can detect if a font has been altered. Unfortunately, I don't actually know how to fix something like that.
by vanisaac
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: FontCreator use in Kindle or Nook
Replies: 7
Views: 3156

Re: FontCreator use in Kindle or Nook

I have made some PDF documents with PUA characters and using graphite features through OpenOffice, and the Kindle has imperfectly, but nevertheless with all features intact. I would imagine that the PDFs of simple accented Latin characters will not pose an undue burden, at least on the Kindle.
by vanisaac
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Using Microsoft VOLT for OTF Design
Replies: 19
Views: 10061

Re: Using Microsoft VOLT for OTF Design

algrass has already posted to the "official" VOLT forum at fontlab forums , as much good as that will do. In general, OpenType and its interactions with Uniscribe is by far the most complicated typography subject I know of - and I have intimate knowledge of Unicode technical standards - but the VOLT...
by vanisaac
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Font with J and L both having the same tails
Replies: 5
Views: 2605

Re: Font with J and L both having the same tails

The angle's not quite right, is it?