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by outofstepfontco
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: "Preserve Bearings" does not work on Formula composites
Replies: 0
Views: 420

"Preserve Bearings" does not work on Formula composites

Hi everyone When using Glyph Transformer > Effects > Bold or Thin > Preserve Bearings, bearings are not preserved for composites created via formula. For single glyphs, such as d = D, you can chain bearings together using Glyph Member Properties > Use this glyph's metrics. However, for composites, s...
by outofstepfontco
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to set multiple formula glyphs to "Use this glyph's metrics"
Replies: 0
Views: 213

How to set multiple formula glyphs to "Use this glyph's metrics"

Hi everyone I took a look through Search and tutorials but I haven't seen anything along these lines. For glyphs that are created using Formulas, is there any way to set all of the glyphs to "Use this glyph's metrics" without going into each individual glyph and choosing Glyph Member Prope...
by outofstepfontco
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Preloaded, User-Created, and Drag-and-Drop Glyph Mappings using Formulas
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

Re: Preloaded, User-Created, and Drag-and-Drop Glyph Mappings using Formulas

Why would anyone want to map all accented vowels to their base glyph? :? I would be happy to answer that question for you. And not just vowels, but all accented characters: Because for quite a few glyphs, Complete Composites won't map anything without diacritics Because not all clients pay for diac...
by outofstepfontco
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Preloaded, User-Created, and Drag-and-Drop Glyph Mappings using Formulas
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

Preloaded, User-Created, and Drag-and-Drop Glyph Mappings using Formulas

Hi everyone Looking to minimize filesize on some old fonts and doing a lot of glyph mapping using Formulas. For example, making all uppercase A variations (Aring, Agrave, Aacute, etc) map to A 0065. All uppercase E variations map to E. Currently shift+ and ctrl+ clicking glyphs and then hitting the ...
by outofstepfontco
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Please add "Round Corners" a la Illustrator to Glyph Transformer
Replies: 0
Views: 3097

Please add "Round Corners" a la Illustrator to Glyph Transformer

This is such an amazing feature and it would be a great addition to FontCreator. The way it works is that you enter a radius, and it changes all hard corners into a round corner with that radius. Works great on monoline cursive scripts and slab serifs, condensed sans serifs. I've attached two exampl...
by outofstepfontco
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to move anchors with Glyph Transformer > Italic
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

Re: How to move anchors with Glyph Transformer > Italic

Thank you for providing me with your workflow. It's going to take a bit for me to process this as it's significantly different than what I've been doing, but I'll do my best. I appreciate your time on this matter. It's my understanding that the anchor positions are calculated by FontCreator based on...
by outofstepfontco
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to move anchors with Glyph Transformer > Italic
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

Re: How to move anchors with Glyph Transformer > Italic

I ended up building out a spreadsheet to calculate the displacement based on the tangent of the italic angle and the distance from the baseline to the anchor. Unfortunately that doesn't seem like something that would be as easy for many users to do. I through it would be an easy solution since I onl...
by outofstepfontco
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to move anchors with Glyph Transformer > Italic
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

How to move anchors with Glyph Transformer > Italic

My font uses anchors to assign accents to the composite glyphs. When I generate an oblique version by running Glyph Transformer > Effects > Italic, the anchors don't move. What settings should I use in order to get the anchor locations to update based on running the Glyph Transformer > Italic transf...
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: 2609

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: 2609

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: 4100

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: 9351

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: 2433

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: 2433

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: 5290

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.