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by jamadagni
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Curious bug with PDF import?
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Curious bug with PDF import?

So it's not something that I have to report to the Inkscape people? I was busy with other things so haven't done that yet.
by jamadagni
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Curious bug with PDF import?
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Curious bug with PDF import?

If I rewrite the PDF using the GhostScript method shown at https://superuser.com/questions/278562/how-can-i-fix-repair-a-corrupted-pdf-file then I am able to import into FC without any problem. But when the original PDF output by Inkscape can be opened in other readers, it would be good if FC can im...
by jamadagni
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Curious bug with PDF import?
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Curious bug with PDF import?

So it is a bug in Inkscape PDF write?
by jamadagni
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Curious bug with PDF import?
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Curious bug with PDF import?

Hello. Previously I used to have no problem with importing PDF files. But can't seem to import newly created ones. This is same with my old FC 6.5 and a friend's new FC 12. I attach two files. One, not-working.pdf is created with latest Inkscape, and doesn't get imported. The metadata says it was cr...
by jamadagni
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Reducing cubic bezier to quadratic
Replies: 14
Views: 7572

Re: Reducing cubic bezier to quadratic

Erwin Denissen wrote:It is not just a number, as it involves a formula. But if it helps, the constant used in the formula is 2.
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Hi thanks -- I have the de Casteljau formula implemented, no problem. From your statement above, I will assume that 2 em units is the tolerance used. Thanks.
by jamadagni
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Align toolbar buttons Send to back etc -- what are they for?
Replies: 3
Views: 2660

Re: Align toolbar buttons Send to back etc -- what are they

I agree, these are not very important features, but it allows one to define contours in a preferred order. Hi Erwin and thanks for your reply. I just now drew two overlapping circles in FC, and tried clicking on the intersection between them, and find that the contour which is conceptually "in fron...
by jamadagni
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Align toolbar buttons Send to back etc -- what are they for?
Replies: 3
Views: 2660

Align toolbar buttons Send to back etc -- what are they for?

Hello. The Align and Distribute has four buttons -- Bring to front, send to back, bring forward, send back -- it is not clear to me what these are useful for in FC. Can anyone please elucidate? In general purpose vector editors the objects surely have a z-order (which I think is merely implemented a...
by jamadagni
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Reducing cubic bezier to quadratic
Replies: 14
Views: 7572

Re: Reducing cubic bezier to quadratic

There is no easy answer. You don't want to end up with too many points, but you do want an accurate conversion. I think FontCreator does a nice job, but there is always room for improvement. Hi Erwin and thanks for your reply. I was not trying to comment on the quality of FC's conversion of cubics ...
by jamadagni
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Reducing cubic bezier to quadratic
Replies: 14
Views: 7572

Reducing cubic bezier to quadratic

Hello. FC has to convert cubic beziers to a series of quadratics when it imports postscript-based vector images. In general, this conversion is only an approximation as most cubic beziers are not exactly representable by one or even more than one quadratic. http://fontforge.org/bezier.html#ps2ttf di...
by jamadagni
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Clarifications about em units, point size and line spacing
Replies: 3
Views: 5470

Clarifications about em units, point size and line spacing

Hello. As I understand from Erwin's old post one em is equal to the current point size, and the em-units are to enable us to define a font w.r.t. that. For example, in a font with units_per_em=1024, a point with y=512 will be half the point size above the baseline. On screen that is translated into ...
by jamadagni
Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Support for third-order spline fonts
Replies: 3
Views: 2646

Re: Support for third-order spline fonts

Hello William and thanks for your kind response. However the question was not about being able to draw third-order curves (which I can do using Inkscape on all the platforms that software runs on) but about the support for fonts using third-order splines in the font-rendering subsystem of various pl...
by jamadagni
Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Support for third-order spline fonts
Replies: 3
Views: 2646

Support for third-order spline fonts

Well by the subject line I do also mean support for third-order spline fonts in FC. Any future plans for supporting them? Apart from that, does anyone have any idea about the support for third-order spline fonts on various platforms/software? Windows XP? Windows 7? Word 2003? Word 2010? Linux? (I pr...
by jamadagni
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: How to remove all OpenType tables from a font?
Replies: 3
Views: 2835

Re: How to remove all OpenType tables from a font?

Select the Tables command from the Format menu, and go to the Unsupported page. Then delete these tables if present: BASE, DSIG, GDEF, GPOS, GSUB, and JSTF. Thanks. It is strange though that this is exactly what I did (well I just deleted all "Unsupported" tables) and it didn't work the first time ...
by jamadagni
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: How to remove all OpenType tables from a font?
Replies: 3
Views: 2835

How to remove all OpenType tables from a font?

Unfortunately I've never been a fan of OpenType, having been frustrated with its inability in handling rare-use scripts and even in existing scripts the rare Sanskrit sequences I often need to use. I am thinking of rewriting many of my local fonts with Graphite . Can anyone tell me what to do to rem...
by jamadagni
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Copy-pasting glyphs also retains hinting?
Replies: 6
Views: 5041

Re: Copy-pasting glyphs also retains hinting?

Thanks everyone for your replies.