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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?

They didn't have FontCreator or Autometrics in the time of the Greeks. A workaround is to paste the Greek glyphs to the Latin code-points in a new font, run autometrics there, then copy/paste the glyphs with their new metrics using paste special. No warranty comes with this workaround. Try running A...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Is .notdef required or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Is .notdef required or not?

The .notdef glyph is required. Insert a glyph before the first glyph, and copy the code-points etc., from a font that does have one using paste special.

Recommended Glyphs
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Naming (and font properties) for a font family
Replies: 23
Views: 163

Re: Naming (and font properties) for a font family

Italic glyphs are different to regular glyphs. Modern fonts with "italics" that are just slanted should be called "oblique." I see no problem with grouping Alde Regular in the same family as Alde Italic. If you keep the name Alde Black Letter, at least the fonts will appear next to each other in fon...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Spinner Controls
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Spinner Controls

:idea: The Up/Down cursor keys will change the values.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Naming (and font properties) for a font family
Replies: 23
Views: 163

Re: Naming (and font properties) for a font family

Small Caps would be more appropriate than Caps.

Black Letter and Small Caps are different font families. Trying to force all four into one font family is not a good solution. Black Letter is not Alde Bold.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Variable Fonts
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Variable Fonts

The estimated time of arrival is variable. :wink:
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Scanahand - Support
Topic: Right to Left Script
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Right to Left Script

This is the direct link to the relevant page. You could also read the PDF manual that came with Scanahand.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Scanahand - Support
Topic: Right to Left Script
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Right to Left Script

Is this ancient script supported by Unicode?

If it is, create a Custom Template with the correct code-points. Applications that support right to left scripts will detect that the characters are intended to be displayed right to left.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Usefulness of the below type of fancy fonts and hybrid glyphs
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Usefulness of the below type of fancy fonts and hybrid glyphs

This topic is a duplicate of the same discussion on TypeDrawers and on the Adobe Forums

Please provide a link when cross-posting, to avoid duplication of effort.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Contextual Alternates problems.
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Contextual Alternates problems.

Sorry, I missed your reply.

Contextual substitutions features are hard for me too.

Maybe someone else can help, but your question is no too clear.

You will find one example of code for a contextual lookup in this thread on fractions
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sukhumala • A Graceful Font for Body text
Replies: 25
Views: 7493

Re: Sukhumala • A Graceful Font for Body text

Sukhumala, Pali, and Acariya are all the same. They use a ligature for fi, but not for fij.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sukhumala • A Graceful Font for Body text
Replies: 25
Views: 7493

Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

2pasos wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:14 am
Now, we are experiencing the same problems for Spanish with the Pali and Acariya font faces :cry:
Make sure that you have the latest versions of Acariya and Pali. They both now use Discretionary Ligatures for íj.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do you import an image from Inkscape
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: How do you import an image from Inkscape

I get the same result as you with your file.

However, if I import it into Serif PagePlus, and export it as SVG, it then imports as expected into FontCreator. (See attached)

It will take someone more familiar with SVG files to tell you what is wrong with the Inkscape version.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do you import an image from Inkscape
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: How do you import an image from Inkscape

Please archive the SVG image with 7-Zip or similar and attach it to the forum.