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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Bearing lines diagonal after upgrading to new version
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Bearing lines diagonal after upgrading to new version

Can you share the project file from the earlier version with us?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Create a Devanagari Glyph
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Create a Devanagari Glyph

I have no experience of making Devanagari fonts. Take a close look at an existing font to see how the ligatures are drawn and see the OpenType editor to see how glyph substitutions are used to display ligature glyphs that have no code-points.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Create a Devanagari Glyph
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Create a Devanagari Glyph

Add the Devanagari character set from the Insert Character dialog. Double-click the first in the range, then Shift+Double-click the last to add them all.

Then starting drawing your glyphs in the Glyph Edit Window for each added character that you want.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: How to delete or tag duplicates
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: How to delete or tag duplicates

  1. Add a new tag named "Duplicates"
  2. Select the Library View
  3. Select Duplicates from the Library menu
  4. Tag the selected fonts as duplicates
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Caret and Linegap
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Caret and Linegap

Caret: A mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: FC 14 - Font Properties
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: FC 14 - Font Properties

The help file is very much needed because of the major changes to FontCreator, but unfortunately the sole developer has not had time to complete the work yet. It will be done as soon as possible. Meanwhile, my amateur video on Arranging Panels and Toolbars might help you get started with the new Pan...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to make all the glyphs look even?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: How to make all the glyphs look even?

Why are some of your glyphs thinner? Were they copied from another font? If the lighter glyphs were added at the end of the font then sorting the font by glyph index instead of code-point might help you. Otherwise, there is no automatic way to decide which glyphs are too light, and by how much. You ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to make all the glyphs look even?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: How to make all the glyphs look even?

Select the glyphs in the font overview that you wish to make bolder. Open the Glyph Transformer Add the Bold Effect from the left panel to the right panel Set the values that you want. The transformation will add that number of funits to each side of horizontal/vertical strokes. Run the wizard Undo...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Option to Keep Tools Selected
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Option to Keep Tools Selected

Allow rectangle and ellipse tools to remain selected after drawing, if selecting them with a modifier key like Shift. Currently after drawing one shape, the selection tool is automatically selected, which is often the desired behaviour, but sometimes users may wish to draw multiple shapes, one after...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [FIXED] [FC14] Snap to Grid doesn't work
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: [FC14] Snap to Grid doesn't work

I think all control keys are occupied, but it can remain active if that is preferred. Control keys? How are modifier keys occupied when selecting tools? Do you mean while drawing? I meant when selecting the tools. Changing the current default behaviour is rarely a good idea unless there is a strong...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [FIXED] [FC14] Snap to Grid doesn't work
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: [FC14] Snap to Grid doesn't work

Erwin Denissen wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:49 amLet us know your results.
That works like a charm.

I was going to suggest that it would be useful for the rectangle and ellipse tools to be “sticky” if selected while holding shift. Then one could draw multiple rectangles or multiple ellipses without reselecting the tool each time.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [FIXED] [FC14] Snap to Grid doesn't work
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: [FC14] Snap to Grid doesn't work

Snapping works fine when resizing or moving a rectangle, just not when drawing one. You could export your font and open the TTF in FontCreator 13, but there is a much more efficient method for creating pixel fonts than drawing each square or rectangle. Draw one square and resize it to the precise di...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 14 Updated version
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Font Creator 14 Updated version

The changelog will be updated in due course. I guess these interim releases are test versions, and are not publicly released until they are known to be working as expected.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [FIXED] Cannot export TTF font with proper hinting
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Cannot export TTF font with proper hinting

First, it turned out that, by the 14th version, FontCreator doesn’t allow for manually editing hints yet. I hesitate to ask this, but how are people supposed to develop fonts without hand-hinting where needed? Which font editing tool have you used before that allows for manual editing of hints? If ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Hide Unused fonts or Folders
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Hide Unused fonts or Folders

Just uninstall them. MainType keeps them in its font vault so you can easily reinstall them if you need to. The System Fonts should not be uninstalled. Make a backup of your fonts using fmsconfig and keep it in a safe place. If size matter, e.g. on DropBox, compress the backup folder first using 7-Z...