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by PJMiller
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Synchronise Widths of Tabular Figures Across Weights
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Re: Synchronise Widths of Tabular Figures Across Weights

I have synchronised the widths of the tabular figures across all the weights of the 'Munson' font and I intend to do this in the future. I don't know if this is best practice or not but it makes sense to me so that if someone makes a number bold in a table it doesn't alter the structure of the table...
by PJMiller
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: underscores
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: underscores

If you select 'No' there will be no glyph names which is OK.

If you select 'Regenerate for release' then the glyph names will all be correct and conform to the specification, which is also OK.

No glyph names generates a smaller file.
by PJMiller
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: underscores
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: underscores

My understanding is that some software doesn't work properly with glyph names that have spaces, it just takes the name of the glyph as the part up to the space which can cause problems and duplications. Of course Font Creator is well written and works with spaces but be aware that other software mig...
by PJMiller
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Add Units per em conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Add Units per em conversion

Don't scale the composites, just the simple characters.

The accents may need adjustment but if you make the adjustment to the accent all the composites which use that accent will be adjusted. Don't adjust the position of each accent in each composite separately.
by PJMiller
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: File|New default glyph/character list
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: File|New default glyph/character list

The 'New Font' command in Font Creator is quite good, it gives you a limited set of glyphs but then you can very easily add more with the 'Insert characters ...' command and there are even scripts in the 'Transformation Wizard' to add the appropriate characters for many languages. If the particular ...
by PJMiller
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Add Units per em conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Add Units per em conversion

I just use the Transform Dialog or the Transformation Wizard , depending on whether its one glyph or many. They have a Scale tab (or Scale command) and you can easily work out the scale factor if you know the 'units per em' of each font, then just use absolute scaling from a fixed point ( 0,0 ) and ...
by PJMiller
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Change Font Name
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Change Font Name

The file name is not the font name, to change the font name you have to change the name of the font in the font properties.
by PJMiller
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Select/highlight all contours with the same direction
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Select/highlight all contours with the same direction

nabsltd wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:18 pm
I think even an optional different-colored outline for "forward" and "reverse" contours would be enough for most people (including me).
I would ocasionally find this useful.
by PJMiller
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: What does "Outline Issues" mean?
Replies: 16
Views: 927

Re: What does "Outline Issues" mean?

There will be something wrong, probably something that the font validation can detect but not fix. It could be that the outline is drawn outside the allowed area or that there are knots where the outline crosses itself. Look at the glyph in the edit window and see if there are any red points on it, ...
by PJMiller
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to convert 3/4 to proper fractions?
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: How to convert 3/4 to proper fractions?

In February 2018 I released a font called Cadman which uses a very neat piece of code for doing arbitrary fractions by Erwin Dennisen the author of Font Creator. It is a bit complex but it works very well. The original code is given here . If you don't feel like tackling anything this complex yet yo...
by PJMiller
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1004

Re: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?

Trial and error is very useful.

Experiment !

(but always keep a copy of the original in case things get messed up (which they will)).
by PJMiller
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Looking for Professional Font Creator user
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Looking for Professional Font Creator user

What exactly is it that you want someone to do ?
by PJMiller
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?
Replies: 11
Views: 2506

Re: Has Anyone Created A Mathematics font?

Libre Office Math is available for you to try for free, if you don't like it then you have lost nothing. It's part of the Libre Office suite. The Kelvinch font contains a lot of the Math symbols including a full set of the Matematical Operators Unicode block. But I think you aren't going to solve th...
by PJMiller
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Looking for Professional Font Creator user
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Looking for Professional Font Creator user

You might also try on http://typedrawers.com/ if you get no replies here.
by PJMiller
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Pointing hand bug in preview?
Replies: 32
Views: 1231

Re: Pointing hand bug in preview?

Psymon wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:02 pm
PJMiller wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:37 am
Not a good idea to run it on the whole font!
Oh no! I already ran it on all four of my fonts (that I'm currently working on)!
This would only screw up the characters which intentionally have a negative offset like the combining diacritics.