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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: moving font library to dropbox
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: moving font library to dropbox

Yes, fonts can be stored in a DropBox folder

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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Exporting only Basic Latin characters
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Exporting only Basic Latin characters

The trial version only exports a limited character set. You need to register to solve this issue.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Exporting only Basic Latin characters
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Exporting only Basic Latin characters

Which version of FontCreator are you using? Have you registered it yet?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to Remove Gaps Between Glyphs?
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: How to Remove Gaps Between Glyphs?

You probably need to reduce the LSB to be negative. Use the Comparison Toolbar in the Glyph Edit Window, pasting the preceding glyphs to the Before position, then see how it looks in the glyph edit window for the medial glyph. I don't read Arabic, so I show an example for lowercase "j" which has a n...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Color font best practices
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: Color font best practices

I tested with my Odana font, which has a set of four-colour glyphs, by copying 104 glyphs.

I did not notice any performance issues, so maybe a bug report is the way to go with this?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Color font best practices
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: Color font best practices

I am surprised that you're running into performance issues with just 720 glyphs. You can use tags to organise the Stylistic Sets into different groups. Unless some Stylistic Sets share parts of the same colour, you will need to make copies of them all. If the copies are all composites rather then in...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Copying Glyph with Unicode
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Copying Glyph with Unicode

I don't think it can be done, but if you explain why you need this someone might be able to suggestion an alternative route to the desired result.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Zapf Dingbats on newer Mac computers
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Zapf Dingbats on newer Mac computers

Zapf Dingbats have had their own character set in Unicode for many years:

Ornamental Dingbats

I suspect that only older fonts encode them to the Private Use Area.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Create Square box Around A Letter
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Create Square box Around A Letter

You seem to be using an uregistered version of FontCreator 10. Since version 11.0 (the latest is 11.5) the contour direction has been corrected automatically. In version 10.0 you will have to reverse the direction of the inner rectangle's contour using the toolbar icon. If you're still trying out Fo...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Create Square box Around A Letter
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Create Square box Around A Letter

You need to draw another rectangle inside the large rectangle.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?
Replies: 19
Views: 232

Re: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?

You don't need a chaining context, just a simple Glyph Substitution.

I already spent many months of my free time producing the tutorials. I have no more time to spare for hand-holding you through the process.

Read the help file, watch the tutorials, and discover how the process works.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?
Replies: 19
Views: 232

Re: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?

Watch the video What's New in FontCreator 11.0 from 7:30 onwards on adding scripts, features, and lookups.

Which version of FontCreator do you have ?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: ATF support in Font test window
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: ATF support in Font test window

The font test window uses a Windows control that does not support OpenType features.

What you can do is:
  1. Use the Web Font Test
  2. Leave the font test window open, and select the test font in your target application to see how well the features are supported in it
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu May 31, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?
Replies: 19
Views: 232

Re: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?

You need to add a Stylistic Alternates feature using the OpenType Designer.

Name your glyphs A, A.alt1, A.alt2 etc., and add a glyph substitution as in the linked thread.