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by PJMiller
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to convert standard font to single line font
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: How to convert standard font to single line font

Fonts with an open contours are meant to be used on CNC engraving machines and when used with such machines they work properly. If you use a font with open contours in normal applications like word processors or desktop publishing then the rendering program cannot process these glyphs and this resul...
by PJMiller
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Defining two space Characters
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Defining two space Characters

The 'standard' space character at $20 is inserted automatically by many programs where the program designer thought it appropriate. If it isn't blank then the glyph will appear. There are a variety of other spaces of various widths in the 'General Punctuation' block at $2000 to $200A but these shoul...
by PJMiller
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: SWF Format
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: SWF Format

The font files in the game 'Skyrim' are in .SWF format. I wish to replace one of them with my own version of the font.

I know flash is dead but this game still has lots of resources in .SWF format, including the fonts and if I want to replace one I have to use the format the game is expecting.
by PJMiller
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: SWF Format
Replies: 2
Views: 496

SWF Format

I need to convert a font I have made into .SWF format. There are various online converters which claim to do this but I have yet to find one that actually works. I could buy Adobe Illustrator but that would be hideously expensive just to convert one font. Does anyone have any thoughts on how this mi...
by PJMiller
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Balgruf
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Balgruf

Of course it is OK :D If I had wanted to stop people from using it as a starting point for derivative works I would have put it under a different license. Please feel free to use any of my fonts as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. And that goes for everyone else as well. Enjoy ! 8)
by PJMiller
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Balgruf
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Balgruf

It's not being kind, it is implicit in the license.
by PJMiller
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Balgruf
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Balgruf

William, I assume that being a member of this forum you have access to a font editor. Balgruf is licensed under the SIL Open Font License which means you can download it and edit the font as much as you want, you can add any characters you like and make any modifications you like. But if you make an...
by PJMiller
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Recommended Reference Book
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Recommended Reference Book

Some while ago a well meaning friend got me a book because he knew I was into fonts. ' Just my Type ' by Simon Garfield isn't really about typeface design just examples of various typefaces and their usage. It sits on my bookshelf unread, once or twice I have taken a quick look through it but I doub...
by PJMiller
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Balgruf
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Balgruf

In Skyrim the game by Bethesda Jarl Balgruuf the Greater is the Imperial Jarl of Whiterun and resides in Dragonsreach. Balgruf is a similar but different name but implies a connection with the game Skyrim. It has deliberately been spelled differently. It does not contain the characters wynn and yogh...
by PJMiller
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Auto expanding fonts with extra characters
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Auto expanding fonts with extra characters

In the Font Creator manual do a search for 'Complete Composites' and read that section.
by PJMiller
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyph Reordering
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Glyph Reordering

From the ' Tools ' menu select ' Sort Glyphs ' then select which order you want them in. ' Unicode Code Points ' and ' Design mode ' are the two most useful but for your purpose you want to sort by ' Unicode Code Points '. When you have the glyphs in order right click on category under the ' Unicode...
by PJMiller
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Balgruf
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Balgruf

Balgruf is a sort of old style calligraphic script. As a typographer playing Skyrim by Bethesda I was annoyed by the font used in the books. The upper case 'F' seemed to have been cobbled together from other bits of the font and didn't fit with the aesthetic of the rest of the letters in the font, ...
by PJMiller
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: New Drawing tools suggest
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: New Drawing tools suggest

Having done a couple of experiments chamfering, beveling and filleting are quite easy to do manually. I believed this was the case but I hadn't really given it that much thought before. For instance if you wanted to fillet the junction between two lines you would place am on-curve point some distanc...
by PJMiller
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: New Drawing tools suggest
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: New Drawing tools suggest

Chamfer and bevel tools are available on most CAD systems and might be useful. In fact Erwin might care to cast an eye over the drawing tools available in LibreCAD, it might spark some new ideas.
by PJMiller
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Projects

I had imagined something like the projects in KiCAD . KiCAD is an electronics CAD system where you can design Schematics (circuit diagrams) and PCBs (printed circuit boards) so you can have various types of file. A Project consists of all the files related to a specific thing (I was trying to think ...