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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters

Ohw, that's tricky! I thought the character replacement would take place after typing a space. It's not like Autocorrect. The text string is unchanged. The font controls the onscreen rendering, and what is printed. If you change the font to one without ligatures you will get the original text ffi i...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters

Don't create a Symbol font — it's too limiting. Choose language (none) in PagePlus to disable spell-check. Windows Notepad supports Standard ligatures ( liga ) so as long as your font assigns SIN to a standard ligature, and as long as people are using Notepad, it will work until they want to type YO...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters

Ligatures are not the same as dead keys. If you type f f i then a font with OpenType ligatures will perform a glyph substitution and replace those three glyphs with a single ffi glyph. The text string remains as "f f i" when copied to the clipboard, and the word "difficult" is not highlighted as a s...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Keyboard access to as many as possible characters

Switching keyboards is probably the only way to access more characters than there are keys on a keyboard. Private Use Area characters can only be inserted via some sort of Character Map. PagePlus has its own Insert Symbol dialogue, as does LibreOffice or Word, but other programs would rely on Windo...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Cannot export or copy to another program
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Cannot export or copy to another program

You could always take a screenshot and modify the bitmap in PhotoShop, then paste the modified bitmap back into FontCreator. It will be pasted at 0,0 so you will have to resize it, reposition it, and adjust the side-bearings. Later versions after FontCreator 10 support copy/paste of SVG via Inkscape...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Identifying assigned keys to keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Identifying assigned keys to keyboard

Take a look at my PagePlus Keyboard for windows, which uses dead keys to type accented characters.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sukhumala • A Graceful Font for Body text
Replies: 20
Views: 5696

Re: Sukhumala • A Graceful Font for Body text

Version 2.31 adds some more kerning pairs and WOFF2 versions.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font distortion?
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Font distortion?

Enable Hinting in Export Settings.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Colored parts arent showing up.
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Colored parts arent showing up.

Does your version of PhotoShop support colour fonts?

Colour Font Support may be better since this thread.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Closing the "Class Manager" causes the selected table to be unfocused + resets opentype scroll.
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Closing the "Class Manager" causes the selected table to be unfocused + resets opentype scroll.

I would be surprised if this is a bug. Even more surprised if it can be fixed easily if it is.

If you wish to narrow down focus in the kerning pairs list, type a search term in the field above the table. This search term is not lost after using the Class Manager.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 1366

Re: Petite Capitals script

Why do you need support for Ẽ and ẽ. These are included in Latin Extended Additional, to complete the character set and support Vietnamese, etc. Unless you're creating a font for Vietnamese use, you don't need all of these glyphs. If you want to support Vietnamese with Petite or Small Capitals, you ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pali Typeface
Replies: 21
Views: 16913

Re: Pali Typeface

Version 3.32 fixed a few bugs with advance width for Greater Than, and Greater Than or Equal To glyphs.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Synchronise Widths of Tabular Figures Across Weights
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Synchronise Widths of Tabular Figures Across Weights

Discussion on TypeDrawers In my Pali Font, for example, which have default tabular figures, I used the same 982 funits advance width for Regular and Italic, but a greater 1036 funits advance width for Bold and Bold Italics. Would be better practice to use 1036 for both? Or, would one only do this f...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Override Range by Glyphname is not case-sensitive
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Override Range by Glyphname is not case-sensitive

Thank you. Some updates are needed for CompositeData.xml and Transform scripts in the process. Edit: I just updated the attachment to the last post Working With Transformations to remove a couple of glyphs from Fixed Width Figures, and changed the width from 1500 to 1024 funits, which is a more sens...