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by PJMiller
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 49
Views: 556

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

One interesting idea for a font like this might be to make slight variations of letters, then use the random function to select which variation is used. This would make it so that the same letter would look different in different places on the page and this would make it look more handwritten. Yes I...
by PJMiller
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Making font from picture
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Making font from picture

Read the manual and practice.

It's really not that difficult.

Start with a simple font and work your way up from there.
by PJMiller
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Movable baseline in preview window
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Movable baseline in preview window

The problem with drawing above ' Win Ascent ' or below ' Win Descent ' is that these are the limits where Windows stops drawing the glyph. These are not the same as ' Typo Ascender ' and ' Typo Descender ' which are limits within font creator and can be exceeded quite happily without problems. If yo...
by PJMiller
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Protect fcp. file
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Protect fcp. file

Also even if you could encrypt the project file a font designer could still open the font file in FC. You can't encrypt the font file without stopping users from installing the font.
by PJMiller
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Shortcut for Adding Anchor in Glyph Edit Window
Replies: 26
Views: 1725

Re: Shortcut for Adding Anchor in Glyph Edit Window

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:36 pm
I think the editing of anchors could be easier. Opening a separate dialog to modify an anchor is tedious when done many times. Why not allow editing on the Anchor Manager dialog.
Good idea. +1
by PJMiller
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Commercial restriction on Home version
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Commercial restriction on Home version

It is something I would have liked to know about before buying the full commercial version as all the fonts I have produced are free and open source.
by PJMiller
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cadman
Replies: 5
Views: 3129

Re: Cadman

Cadman has been updated to include Cyrillic and the Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics. My fonts are no longer hosted on DeviantArt as they have been making rather disasterous changes to the website in order to monetarise things. Also they have changed the user interface of the website to be fri...
by PJMiller
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Hide Screen Clutter
Replies: 11
Views: 2333

Re: Hide Screen Clutter

This is really good !

The 'hide clutter' feature works well as a toggle but using 'h' to cancel it whilst retaining it's original function as a momentary 'hide clutter' is a stroke of genius !

Well done !

:D
by PJMiller
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Hide Screen Clutter
Replies: 11
Views: 2333

Re: Hide Screen Clutter

Maybe it's time to update to version 13.
by PJMiller
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Really long list of different requests... =)
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Really long list of different requests... =)

The perspective transform is cool but I doubt it would get used very often. In a regular drawing program like Inkscape yes it would be useful but in designing fonts I doubt it will get used more than the occasional person testing it out to see what it does. It would be adding features just for the s...
by PJMiller
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My First Complete Font by using FontCreator 13
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: My First Complete Font by using FontCreator 13

There are differences between GPL and OFL which are not obvious at girst glance. There is a clause in GPL which states that all things created with the GPL software must also be covered by GPL. So no commercial use. :shock: There was some controversy about this in the open source community because i...
by PJMiller
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Hide Screen Clutter
Replies: 11
Views: 2333

Re: Hide Screen Clutter

It would still be nice if Erwin could make Ctrl+H hide the clutter and make the arrow keys move in small increments whilst it is pressed.

This small change would guarantee me getting an upgrade from 12 to 13, much more than the improvements for colour fonts. :wink:
by PJMiller
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Hide Screen Clutter
Replies: 11
Views: 2333

Re: Hide Screen Clutter

Thank you, that seeems to work quite well.

It is more keystrokes than I would have liked but they can all be put into a macro so that brings it down to one keystroke again. :D
by PJMiller
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Hide Screen Clutter
Replies: 11
Views: 2333

Hide Screen Clutter

When adjusting curves I like to hide the rest of the clutter on the screen by pressing the 'H' key and using the arrow keys to adjust the point whilst looking at how it changes the character without all the other stuff getting in the way. Sometimes these adjustments are very subtle so I use the 'Ctr...
by PJMiller
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to make all the composite Glyphs become simple?
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: How to make all the composite Glyphs become simple?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Only way is:
  1. Save font project
  2. Select Composites
  3. Make Simple
  4. Export
  5. Undo make simple
  6. Save again.
The only problem I can see is that if the font contains composites whose contours overlap that might cause blank patches where they overlap in the exported font.