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by Chris Eilers
Thu Jul 03, 2003 12:24 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font Dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 6542

I agree with Bhikkhu that it’s good to respect the artistic creations of others, and their right to their creations, even in an electronic world that often makes it so easy to get away with evading copyright. (The vast bulk of fonts on the market are blatant rip-offs of other fonts). However, I gues...
by Chris Eilers
Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:26 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Default Leading in Applications
Replies: 6
Views: 8765

I got the same results that you did in Wordpad on my system, and also in Word on my system (with Single line spacing specified), though not in PageMaker (with Autoleading specified). As with my previous test, PageMaker retained the precise 120% relationship between the specified font size and its le...
by Chris Eilers
Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:57 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.1.135.49
Replies: 7
Views: 9369

Dynamic zoom sounds yummy. Every program should have one. :D
by Chris Eilers
Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:51 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Default Leading in Applications
Replies: 6
Views: 8765

It seems likely that leading ( = line spacing) is totally dependent on the program (and/or the printer and/or the printer driver, as far as printed text is concerned), rather than being dependent on the font or on the operating system (other than the fact that the operating system has to enable the ...
by Chris Eilers
Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:42 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 9
Views: 10614

Love 'em. I definitely think you should go with Bhikkhu's suggestions, Erwin. :D
by Chris Eilers
Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:13 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 9
Views: 10614

I quite like the idea of amusing quotes, particularly the pizza one. Also, maybe thought-provoking font-related quotes. There are some great quotes in the Typographic Wisdom chapter of “Fontographer: Type by Design” and on the page facing the Foreword of “The Elements of Typographic Style”. Would su...
by Chris Eilers
Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:03 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Smooth anchor points? Styles palette?
Replies: 4
Views: 8302

Styles palette ?

As an extension of smooth TTF anchor and tangent point sets, I’d like to sketch out a font software feature that, once implemented, would, I strongly suspect, prove to be so useful that font designers would wonder how they ever survived without it. The feature is perhaps best described as a Styles p...
by Chris Eilers
Mon Jun 09, 2003 2:36 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Smooth anchor points? Styles palette?
Replies: 4
Views: 8302

Sorry, Erwin, but I’m not quite sure what you mean by “what would happen when moving one off-curve point also affects adjacent smooth points sets?” If I do understand you correctly, my answer is: “Exactly the same thing that happens right now whenever an off-curve point is moved that is adjacent to ...
by Chris Eilers
Mon Jun 09, 2003 2:29 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.1.135.49
Replies: 7
Views: 9369

Sounds interesting, Bhikkhu. I’ll have to take your word for it. Unfortunately, I can’t check it out (and presumably there will be other users who can’t check it out either), even though I run both Windows 98 and Windows XP. Entering Windows 98 on the Adobe Acrobat Reader download site gives me the ...
by Chris Eilers
Fri Jun 06, 2003 11:32 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Smooth anchor points? Styles palette?
Replies: 4
Views: 8302

Smooth anchor points? Styles palette?

How many other users would like to see Font Creator offer smooth anchor points (along with their control handles), like those found in most drawing programs? As far as I can see, the absence of smooth anchor points, or rather their equivalent in TTF points, is the main reason why so many font design...
by Chris Eilers
Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:51 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.1.135.49
Replies: 7
Views: 9369

Additional feedback on version 4.0.1.135.49 Snap to diagonal guidelines: Excellent. It rounds out the new v4 guideline features. It is now relatively easy to create a diagonal collinear < off-curve - on-curve - off-curve > point set that is the equivalent of a smooth anchor point (along with its con...
by Chris Eilers
Fri May 30, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Is this really the easiest way to create a font?
Replies: 2
Views: 5065

You can import your EPS outlines into Font Creator by following the instructions in the “Importing EPS glyphs into Font Creator” topic in this “Tutorials and Solutions” section. However, as explained in the “Quadratic (TrueType) v. cubic (Type 1)“ topic, there will be approximately 50% more control ...
by Chris Eilers
Fri May 16, 2003 12:25 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 9
Views: 10614

Perhaps it’s neither here nor there, but it rather amuses me to note that all three respondents to this post (so far) share an interest in what could broadly be described as philosophy -- in addition to a shared dislike of canned instructions:-- Bhikkhu with his Buddhism, Yehuda with his universalit...
by Chris Eilers
Thu May 15, 2003 11:03 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 9
Views: 10614

For my part, I invariably disable Tip of the Day, animated Help critters, disappearing Menu commands, and sundry “helpful” artificial intelligence features such as those in Microsoft Word (assuming the damn program allows me to disable them) -- in fact anything and everything that interferes with my...
by Chris Eilers
Thu May 15, 2003 6:42 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Rearranging the toolbars
Replies: 3
Views: 5035

Thanks, Bhikkhu.

Both of your suggested solutions work fine on my system.

Also, thanks Erwin. I haven't struck the problem you have illustrated, but it's nice to know the solution if the problem ever arises.