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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Please use windows registry for saving settings.
Replies: 2
Views: 9

Re: Please use windows registry for saving settings.

Personally, I don't think users should ever be expected to edit the registry. For expert users, saving a *.reg file is simple, but it is not user-friendly. I am used to Serif Applications, where a whole bunch of settings and customisations are saved in %AppData%. The best innovation they had was to ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: I Can't Make Snap To Grid Work
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: I Can't Make Snap To Grid Work

The points are far away from the grid lines. The snapping distance is only about 5 pixels.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: I Can't Make Snap To Grid Work
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: I Can't Make Snap To Grid Work

I am moving things around with the mouse. They don't snap. This works for me in FontCreator 13.0.0.2683. Have you enabled the Grid and Snap to Grid? Contours should snap to the grid, and nodes should snap to the grid when moved in points mode. When drawing a new contour, the first point does not sn...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: unable to install
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: unable to install

From where did you download the installer? What is its size on disk?

20.5 MB (21,565,440 bytes) (Updated)
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Confusing anchor points with FontCreator
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Confusing anchor points with FontCreator

If you can share the font we can see where the problems lie.

Later versions of FontCreator have some validation tools for locating and fixing errors.

Version 6.5 is very old now. The most recent version is 13.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: "Optimize contours" causes distortion
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: "Optimize contours" causes distortion

Dan Kreider wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:05 amIs it ok to leave it alone? What are those little red circles?
Probably intersecting contours or suspicious points. What does the Validation Toolbar (F7) tell you? Double-click the error report to zoom in and manually fix the errors.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: "Optimize contours" causes distortion
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: "Optimize contours" causes distortion

To get a near perfect circle you need only 12 nodes. Optimising an already optimised contour may make it worse, so don't do it.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: none similar web font smoothing/hinting
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: none similar web font smoothing/hinting

it is very unfortunate that after that much work designing and adjusting glyphes, find out that a manual hinting is mandatory since all these softwares wont solve the entire display issues on Auto hinting. now how can some one do it, any tutorials are there? seems that no much a beginner can do i g...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: none similar web font smoothing/hinting
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: none similar web font smoothing/hinting

FontCreator only uses a third-party library, TTF Autohint for automatic font hinting. There is an *.ini file in the FontCreator Program folder, but I have never tried adjusting the paremeters. [autohinting] latin-fallback=false hinting-limit=200 ignore-restrictions=true hinting-range-min=8 hinting-r...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon May 31, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Find the numbers of the missing glyphs
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Find the numbers of the missing glyphs

Use the Insert Characters Dialog to complete the desired character set. Double-click an empty character to add it to the list; Shift+Double-click to add a range of characters. Copy the characters to the clipboard to get a comma separate list of code-points; in this example all missing characters fro...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri May 28, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Non-transparent glyphs?
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Re: Non-transparent glyphs?

Does your software support coloured fonts?
  1. Colourise the circle to black
  2. Colourise the one to white
  3. Add the white colour glyph member to the coloured circledone glyph
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu May 27, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Non-transparent glyphs?
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Re: Non-transparent glyphs?

Coloured glyphs can have white glyphs, but if your program does not support coloured fonts, they won't look as intended.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed May 26, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Find the numbers of the missing glyphs
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Find the numbers of the missing glyphs

If you complete any category FontCreator will add the glyphs at the end of the font. Select the empty glyphs and cut them (Ctrl+X). Open the Insert Glyphs dialog and paste the clipboard contents into the Insert by name tab. Click the Validate icon to calculate the number of glyphs. If I do this for ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue May 25, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Find the numbers of the missing glyphs
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Find the numbers of the missing glyphs

In the glyph overview side panel (Ctrl+L shortcut), right-click on the Character set and select Complete Category.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat May 22, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Duplicate named fonts
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Duplicate named fonts

Impossible to say without knowing the differences between the fonts.

I would suggest importing a few, examining them in MainType and then deciding which is better.

Look at licensing information, embedding rights, glyph coverage, and OpenType features. The extension does not mean much.