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by outofstepfontco
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I write my own Glyph Transformer functions?
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: How do I write my own Glyph Transformer functions?

That's a bit of a bummer.
I'll keep trying FontForge, thanks again
by outofstepfontco
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I write my own Glyph Transformer functions?
Replies: 2
Views: 686

How do I write my own Glyph Transformer functions?

I found out that Fontforge has non-linear formula-based transformations, and have started experimenting with applying sine waves to outlines, such as in x=x+20*sin(y*0.05). FontCreator allows the use of XML to run Glyph Transformer scripts, but the existing functions are limited. How do we write our...
by outofstepfontco
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Overlaps, Smart and Rounded Corners, Cursify
Replies: 2
Views: 2208

Re: Overlaps, Smart and Rounded Corners, Cursify

It's not a perfect solution, but you can use Fontforge's "Expand Stroke" effect to round corners before finishing your font in Fontcreator. I used this process for Neue Gothic Round and Brewmaster Gothic Round.
by outofstepfontco
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Shadow Effects in FontCreator
Replies: 13
Views: 5430

Re: Shadow Effects in FontCreator

If anyone is still looking to achieve this effect, it's available in FontForge:
Elements > Style > Shadow

I typically push my fonts to FontForge to apply effects or solve problems before finishing them in FontCreator.
by outofstepfontco
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do we remove "FontCreator" from the auto-generated version string?
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: How do we remove "FontCreator" from the auto-generated version string?

Then the Version number doesn't automatically update in the Version String.

I think it's time to move back to FC8.1
by outofstepfontco
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do we remove "FontCreator" from the auto-generated version string?
Replies: 3
Views: 780

How do we remove "FontCreator" from the auto-generated version string?

Hi there.
I am using FC12 now. Under Font Properties > Identification, the option for "Generate the following naming fields automatically" adds Font Creator + FontCreator version to the Version String. How do I keep FontCreator out?
by outofstepfontco
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: × Ignore / Delete positive kerning values
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: × Ignore / Delete positive kerning values

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:11 pm
We'll consider adding it back if more people like it, but let's wait and see if more people actually comment here.
People post here once every few months. "More people commenting" is a poor measure of demand.
by outofstepfontco
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: × Ignore / Delete positive kerning values
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: × Ignore / Delete positive kerning values

Specifically I'm having issues where FontCreator is taking perfectly good kerning pairs with negative values (for example AW and AV) and giving them positive kerning values. Has nothing to do with clashes. If I'm happy with my letter spacing (no clashes), and FontCreator can be set to block positiv...
by outofstepfontco
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: × Ignore / Delete positive kerning values
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: × Ignore / Delete positive kerning values

Specifically I'm having issues where FontCreator is taking perfectly good kerning pairs with negative values (for example AW and AV) and giving them positive kerning values. Has nothing to do with clashes.
by outofstepfontco
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: OpenType Designer Code Editor: Replace/Sort
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Re: OpenType Designer Code Editor: Replace/Sort

Whoops, just found it!

Haha I'm so blind

Thank you for humoring me.
by outofstepfontco
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: OpenType Designer Code Editor: Replace/Sort
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

OpenType Designer Code Editor: Replace/Sort

Hi everyone I am trying to publish a font and finding much of the work involved in the kerning process is being done in Excel using the OpenType code. Here are some of the basic processes that I am doing in Excel, which would help in the OpenType Designer Code Editor: 1. Replace / Replace All I use ...
by outofstepfontco
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: × Ignore / Delete positive kerning values
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: Ignore / Delete positive kerning values

We've removed that option, as too many people start believing only negative kerning is good. If your font only requires negative kerning, it is likely the bearings are not correct. I agree. If a font needs positive kerning then it should not be removed. Kerning lookup tables can be trimmed to remov...
by outofstepfontco
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: × Ignore / Delete positive kerning values
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

× Ignore / Delete positive kerning values

Hi I just moved from FC8 Standard to FC12 Pro and the AutoKern no longer has the option to ignore positive kerning values when running the wizard. I ended up having to do it using character replacement after copying the OpenType code to Excel. Please bring back the option to ignore positive kerning ...
by outofstepfontco
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: "Allow for positive kerning values" missing in FC12
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Re: "Allow for positive kerning values" missing in FC12

Okay I will add it into the feature request forum.

I went through the link you provide: Doesn't it get tedious to remove positive kerning pairs from a font with 114,000 pairs?
by outofstepfontco
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: "Allow for positive kerning values" missing in FC12
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

"Allow for positive kerning values" missing in FC12

Hi I just moved from FC8 Standard to FC12 Pro and the AutoKern no longer has the option to remove positive kerning values when running the wizard. I ended up having to do it using character replacement after copying the OpenType code to Excel. What is the new method for preventing or removing positi...